18 June 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan’s BioConnect Innovation Centre, shortly to launch construction of its €7 million facility at a 1,693-acre site at Knockaconny on the town’s Armagh Road, has embarked on a major consultation exercise to help define the future role of the new research facility. “With construction about to commence it is important that we understand what services our members are looking for,” BioConnect Chief Executive David McCauley said this week.

“Critically, the consultation will allow us to equip the Innovation Centre with the right tools and recruit the best talent to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing sector. Get this right, we can unlock tremendous value, creating new business opportunities and high value employment. This is a unique opportunity to shape our future.” Whether you are a school age entrepreneur, seasoned producer, decision taker, investor or somebody with a great idea, BioConnect wants to hear from you. BioConnect has setup a new communications platform to allow all interested parties, wherever they are located, to engage in a dialogue. The platform that has been chosen is called Discord.

“As we emerge into a new post-Covid reality,” Mr Macauley stated, “more and more of our activities – shopping, home working, business meetings or talking with colleagues, friends and family – have moved online. Commentators say Covid-19 has propelled us ten years into the digital future. “Discord is a great example of how we can use our voice to build a strong online knowledge community to better focus on what’s needed. It’s democracy applied to service delivery…

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