BIOCONNECT CAN HAVE TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT ON MONAGHAN ECONOMY

2 July 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Businesses, primary producers and public asked to help shape focus of new innovation centre

The Chief Executive of the BioConnect Innovation Centre to be established at Knockaconny in Monaghan this week called on local businesses, primary producers and members of the public to play a determining role in the projects that the €7 million research and innovation facility will help develop. In an interview with the Northern Standard, Dave Macauley said a unique opportunity was on hand for Monaghan people in the coming months to effectively set the BioConnect agenda and have an influential say on what areas of local economic activity the new development will help guide and improve.

BioConnect has opened a communications platform, accessible through the newly established website bioconnect.ireland.com, where people can enter into a dialogue about what the innovation centre can best do to help drive the Co Monaghan economy. The nature of the Discord forum makes it globally accessible but Mr Macauley hopes that all those in Monaghan with a stake in developing the county’s food, health and agricultural sectors will drive the conversation and mould BioConnect’s future agenda. “BioConnect want to facilitate meaningful….

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