Development of major innovation centre in north Leitrim hailed as major boost for entire county

Over 40 construction companies on both sides of the border will have access to top experts to develop projects using robotics and artificial intelligence.

A new Innovation, R&D and Education Centre for the Quarry and Construction Industry will be built at the W8 Complex in Manorhamilton with an announcement today of an Enterprise Ireland grant of €2.94 million with a further investment of €740,000 euro from regional Industry
partners.

40 jobs will be created as a result of the investment with the potential to build on the 10,000 jobs in the sector in the Border region.
JJ O’ Hara project manager at the W8 centre, who developed the proposal outlines how companies from the local area stretching to county Monaghan are involved and how they can benefit from the new centre: