The Contract Research Unit (CRU) and Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (PEM) are running Innovation Voucher Clinic’s in Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Cavan. These clinics are designed to provide support to SME’s (small and medium-sized enterprises) throughout the region.
Please find a list of the Innovation Voucher Clinic locations below and links to Eventbrite for registration.
Innovation Centre, IT Sligo, Co. Sligo – 10th May 2018
The Hive, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim – 15th May 2018
Údarás na Gaeltachta, Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair Gweedore, Co. Donegal – 16th May 2018
Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre (CITC) Co. Cavan – 17th May 2018
For more information, please feel free to contact:
Contract Research Unit (CRU)
Tel: 071 93 05825
The Western Development Commission launched their Local Energy Communities (LECo) project in IT Sligo on Friday April 6th. The launch was combined with a community energy awareness day. LECo is funded by the NPA programme with partners in Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The goal is to combine new innovative technologies with locally available natural resources, and to raise awareness of energy efficiency and identify possibilities to use renewable energy.
The event was organised and Chaired by Dr Orla Nic Suibhne from the Western Development Commission, and the speakers included:
At the event, Ruth Buggie from SEAI announced details of a new grant programme specifically designed for communities within the SEC network. This new programme will go live mid April 2018 and aims to develop community skills to a level where they can manage their own capital projects, lead small to medium scale project in their own communities, build and maintain energy awareness and knowledge locally, and also provide funding for small scale demonstration projects to showcase innovative energy solutions. There is €3m available for this new funding programme for communities in 2018.
Further details are available at: www.facebook.com/LECoproject
The Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST) is an exciting adventure that has been set up to help small businesses in Northern Ireland, the Irish border counties and Western Scotland to develop and adopt renewable energy and sustainable technologies.
CREST provides industry R&D, demonstration and testing facilities for new renewable energy products and sustainable technologies. The facilities are available for use by small companies within the region who have ideas for new products but who currently do not have the physical and/or technical capacity to develop, test and commercialise them.
Within CREST facilities staff are accessible to develop, demonstrate and test new technologies and show how these can be integrated practically and sensibly to achieve energy savings. Services offered by CREST include:
CREST operates across a network of educational institutions including Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre, Institute of Technology Sligo, and Dumfries and Galloway College in Scotland. The flagship facilities for CREST are located at South West College’s Technology and Skills Centre in Enniskillen and comprises of three areas; the CREST Passive Pavillion, the R&D Laboratory and CREST Hub.
It’s hoped that CREST will be a useful resource for businesses participating on the GREBE mentoring programme. For further information please visit: http://www.swc.ac.uk/innovate/crest/home.aspx