Monaghan businesses encouraged to innnov8! their businesses


Monaghan businesses encouraged to innnov8! their businesses

As part of the Local Enterprise Week, Monaghan LEO will present a conference focused on Business Innovation on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

“innov8! - growth through innovation” is a half-day conference which has been designed to provide inspiration, peer-learning, information and stimulus to local Monaghan SMEs that have been identified as being growth-ready.

The event will be hosted by innovation exemplar Silver Hill Duck at their Centre of Excellence in Emyvale and will feature Co. Monaghan companies RIVVAL, Versatile Packaging and Silver Hill Duck, sharing their own innovation success stories. In addition, there will be an opportunity to get information about the range of supports from Local Enterprise Office Monaghan, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation of Ireland and DkIT’s Regional Development Centre available to local businesses to help them to advance their innovation ambitions.

Business innovation is typically associated with new product development, however this event aims to broaden the mindset in relation to how innovation can be introduced into almost every aspect of a business operation (product, process, people, investment, distribution, organisation, marketing and technology) in order to achieve beneficial and profitable competitive advantage. Innovative business approaches are often the differentiating factor that identify cutting-edge organisations which have the capability to succeed and grow in the modern competitive SME environment and especially in the context of Brexit.

“innov8! – growth through innovation”, is geared toward stimulating business owners to take action to identify new ways in which they can bring new approaches and ideas to their own business which will enhance their bottom line” says LEO Monaghan business advisor Eilin Connelly. “It is well recognised that the county has produced many stellar champions of innovation, operating at a local and global level. This event is an opportunity to take inspiration from some of these and to encourage all business owner to examine how they can transform specific areas of their business with support from a range of stakeholders.”

Places at this event are limited and booking is essential - Register Here


  1. innov8! is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Office Monaghan
  2. National Enterprise Week takes place from March 2nd-6th March 2020
  3. Contact LEO Monaghan on 047 71818 or via email
  4. Running order for the event is available here.