A new Agri-Innovation Hub project based in Kilworth, Co. Cork has been successful in securing funding of €1.865 million through the Government’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund. A total of €29 million is being made available by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in the second round of funding to support regional projects and ensure growth and development in our regions by creating sustainable jobs.
“The Agri-Innovation Hub (‘Vista Agi 4.0 Hub CLG’) is aimed at empowering the next generation of agri‐tech entrepreneurs and has great potential for high economic impact by improving growth in this sector. It will provide a single access source of agri‐tech technical and entrepreneurial innovation in the Cork and South West Region but will also serve the national and international stakeholders”, said Minister Stanton.
“I would like to congratulate all those involved in developing this project and successfully securing funding. The project has been developed by Cork County Council, Teagasc, Tyndall National Institute, CIT, Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited, and other industry representatives.
“Due to its location at Kilworth, the new hub will provide unprecedented one location access and connection into the Teagasc, CIT and Tyndall Institute specialist agri-innovation and science expertise. It will also have access to Cork County Council’s tailored agri-ecosystem supports.