DCU launches Cleantech support facility21/01/2013 - 10:30:55
Dublin City University is setting up a new facility to support Ireland's Cleantech sector, which it claims will support 200 jobs over the next 18 months.
The sector covers projects that address sustainability issues concerning water, waste, energy and emissions, and the Government wants to create 10,000 jobs in the area in the coming years.
It is hoped DCU's Innovation Campus will be a location of choice for Cleantech start-ups, SME's and larger companies also.
The establishment of the Innovation Campus follows the transfer of a vacant Enterprise Ireland-owned site to DCU for the purposes of this project.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said: "The green economy is a sector targeted as part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth, and late last year we published our plans in this sector aimed at driving the creation of 10,000 additional jobs in this sector over the coming years. The DCU Innovation Campus is a model that has been used to great success internationally, for example in the North Carolina Research Triangle."
Dalkia, the utilities and energy management service provider, has been confirmed as the first tenant in the new campus.
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