Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €2,050,560 to Portlaoise Innovation Centre DAC under the €40m Regional Enterprise Development Fund this morning.
Portlaoise Innovation Centre DAC proposes to facilitate the creation of a Low Carbon Centre of Excellence.
‘The Cube’ at Portlaoise is a multi-point incubation hub for the development of a Low Carbon Centre of Excellence, assisting in attracting and developing companies with a low Carbon focus.
Portlaoise Town has been designated as Ireland’s first ‘Low Carbon Town’.
Minister Flanagan said: “This project is at the cutting edge of innovation.
“I am confident that it will have the potential to make a real and lasting impact on enterprise development at county, regional and national level.
“The Cube will specialise in bespoke professional services and training programmes tailored to align with the requirements of disparate sectors for which there is currently minimal advice or service available.
“The Regional Enterprise Development Fund is about supporting every region to build on its unique strengths and ultimately create sustainable jobs.
“Collaboration is at its core – among the public and private sectors, within and across regions.
“I want to congratulate John Mulholland, CEO Laois County Council, Laois LEO & Enterprise Centre and am very pleased that the Regional Enterprise Development Fund is getting behind projects in Laois.”