Government of Ireland
Regional Skills

We've moved to

Please update your bookmarks and links

Report on Industry 4.0 Readiness in SMEs Launched

6 December 2022 

Report on Industry 4.0 Readiness in West of Ireland SMEs Launched

This report was commissioned to provide actionable insights into the skills needs, barriers and opportunities faced by Micro & SME manufacturing companies in relation to Industry 4.0, and a successful launch was held on December 5th.


Click here to read the full report 

This report is funded by Regional Skills West and was developed by University of Galway. Regional Skills West is a Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science initiative which serves the counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The Regional Skills West Forum supports businesses across the West regionin assessing and developing skills for their employees. The work of the Regional Skills West is supported by key industry, economic and education partners from across the region, who all work together, through the forum in dentifying and implementing pro-active responses to address current and future skills needs.

As part of this work, an industry-led Manufacturing Excellence skills network was set up with leading employers with the goal of collaborating in identifying and resolving skills gaps and issues and converting knowledge into best practices, for the manufacturing sector in the West Region. Members include University of Galway, Atlantic University, Mayo-Sligo-Leitrim and Galway-Roscommon Education and Training Boards, Cobotics Skillnet, ICBE Productivity Skillnet, Industry 4.0 Skillnet, Boston Scientific Ireland, Medtronic, Nádhúra Design, Cambus Medical, Thermoking/Trane Technologies, Penn Engineering, Harmac Medical, CPS, TE Connectivity/Creganna, the IWIN network, Mbryonics and Anecto.