A NEW, affordable co-working space to give fledgling local businesses a flying start has been opened in Roxboro.
Minister for Higher Education and Innovation Simon Harris officially opened Spark Hub at the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) campus in Roxboro.
A key objective set out in LEDP’s strategy launched last year, ‘Spark Hub’ was established to provide affordable, high-quality working spaces that will foster enterprise and collaboration in a regeneration area.
It is the latest addition to Engine Hubs, the first collaborative cluster of business hubs spanning the Mid-West and North Kerry by Innovate Limerick.
Together with 24 hot desks, Spark Hub offers meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities, on-site café, free parking, and the added benefit of 24-hour access to suit people working in different time zones or needing to work flexibly.
Minister Harris said that since its inception, LEDP has made an important contribution to the Limerick community through continuous innovation.
“This co-working facility will provide the spark that will ignite great enterprises and collaboration. Accessible, affordable, quality office space is a key part of ensuring that the local economy can grow and prosper.”
LEPD chief executive Niall O’Callaghan described Spark Hub as “a catalyst to help people to help themselves”.
“We worked very closely with Engine Hubs and Innovate Limerick and the Department of Rural and Community Development to create this platform that will foster collaboration and enable the growth of enterprise and jobs in our community.
“What makes Spark Hub unique is the fact that LEDP’s revenue is put back into the community through our partners various impactful projects and initiatives. The community is at the heart of everything we do,” he added.
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