The Cube

The Cube - New desk space facility to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Roscommon

The Cube

A brand new facility in Roscommon providing shared flexible deskspace is now available for innovative entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises at the new Civic Offices in Roscommon town. The measure is an important milestone in Roscommon County Council’s aim to provide strategic infrastructure to foster the next generation of innovative enterprises across the county. This is another step in fostering and retaining the best entrepreneurs in the county, especially the many graduates that the county produces, who often have to leave in search of work opportunities or the necessary modern infrastructure to assist them to establish their own businesses.

The hotdesk space has a capacity of 14 desks aimed at new and existing enterprises and workers who require a modern, professional environment with advanced connectivity to set up and operate their businesses. The facility provides access to high speed broadband, IP telephony, meeting rooms and other support services.  Very attractive rates are available for users depending on their needs, stage of business development and support required to bring their ideas to fruition.

Managed by WestBIC in partnership with Roscommon County Council, the facility also provides extensive networking opportunities and linkages to the range of enterprise and innovation supports from the Local Authority, Local Enterprise Office, WestBIC and other agencies in a one-stop shop environment.

To assist entrepreneurs and innovative enterprises, WestBIC, the official EU Business & Innovation Centre in the region, provides applied innovation support services which includes investor-grade business planning with hands-on support to access start and growth capital and provides access to growth opportunities through its extensive EU networks and programmes. WestBIC also assists Roscommon County Council with its strategic and innovation planning, EU programme delivery and international partnering needs.

Launching the new centre recently, Leas Cathaoirleach Nigel Dineen spoke about the pro-active nature of the Council working in partnership with other organisations and the importance of developing facilities to attract the next generation of innovative enterprises. “The Cathaoirleach and Elected Members have provided their rooms to develop this new space.  Funding was also provided to develop facilities in Castlerea to support local food industries. As part of the 3 year Capital Plan the Elected Members voted for funding to be made available for a new Innovation Centre and I know the Chief Executive and his team hope to proceed with plans later this year”.

For those wishing to avail of the new facility, they should contact James at WestBIC in the new Civic Offices, tel. 090 6625196 or email: jdonlon@westbic.ie

 

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