InterTrade Ireland visit Kilkenny with business opportunities
Prochem directors Donal Higgins (left) and Kevin Lynch ( right) with engineering graduate John George Butler (centre) who worked on the project as part of FUSION, a technology transfer initiative between the company, InterTradeIreland and the University of Ulster. Photo: Dylan Vaughan.
An InterTradeIreland steering committee comprising representatives from the InterTradeIreland Board, business agencies North and South, companies and academic representatives will visit Kilkenny next Tuesday April 5 to offer suitable Kilkenny businesses the opportunity to develop new products and innovations, access world-class research and development facilities and profit from external project management support.
InterTradeIreland will host a breakfast meeting at the Ormonde Hotel before touring the offices of Kilkenny engineering consultancy Prochem Engineering.
Prochem is poised to become Ireland’s industry leader in computer modelling design following an innovative two-year all-island technology transfer initiative between the company, InterTradeIreland and the University of Ulster. In the wake of Prochem’s success, InterTradeIreland is interested in talking to other Kilkenny companies that may be suitable for a similar collaboration.
Prochem Engineering, an engineering consultancy specialising in biotech and pharmaceutical projects, has just launched a new capability – Prochem Cleantech Services – which brings the company to the forefront of engineering design in Ireland. Prochem Cleantech Services utilises specialist software to provide a one-stop-shop for energy reduction projects within cleanrooms.
This new offering will lead to additional revenues of up to €2million over the next 3-5 years and a 10 per cent increase in its employees as well as attracting international opportunities for the company, according to Prochem Engineering director Donal Higgins. Based at Danville Business Park in Kilkenny, Prochem Engineering currently employs 60. Its turn-over in 2009 was in excess of €5million.
Companies interested in attending the business breakfast meeting should contact Alan Morrow at InterTradeIreland on 048 30834123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.