Eddy, Bethel L.
NZ / New Zealand
This project assessed the feasibility of establishing a microfabrication cluster in New Zealand for Callaghan Innovation and provided them recommendations for the establishment and success of this proposed cluster. We conducted 35 interviews and found that 94% of interviewees were interested in a cluster. The perceived barriers to the formation of the cluster included: a lack of communication within the industry, internal competition, and funding. Despite these barriers we concluded that this industry cluster was feasible. We recommended that Callaghan Innovation hold central meetings where potential cluster members can discuss the cluster’s operation and move forward, focusing on solving industry weaknesses, improving communication, and addressing the needs of cluster members.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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