The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) wishes to appoint
suitably qualified consultants to apply their expertise in the creation of a
strengthened policy framework through which the Government can maintain a
strategic and dynamic policy focus on the developmental needs of our key
sectors and facilitate the additional economic impacts achievable through more
extensive inter-firm and wider relationships (innovation, supply-chain, education,
research, partnering, joint ventures etc.).
There are two key objectives for the project. Firstly, to to set out a strengthened
policy framework that will guide the State and relevant sectoral stakeholders in
their engagement with and implementation of ecosystem strengthening and
clustering initiatives in the Irish context. This will draw on an exploration of
effective models in place internationally as well as experience to date in Ireland.
The second objective is to develop a detailed operational model towards
implementation of a pilot sector ecosystem development and clustering policy
initiative and will be informed by the enhanced policy framework above.
The project is an input to a wider review of enterprise policy currently being
undertaken by DJEI. The timeframe for completion of this assignment is 9 weeks.
Closing date for submissions is 10:00 on Monday 29th September 2014. A
Request for Tender is attached to this notice which contains further information
on the proposed assignment together with instructions to tenderers.