Kilkenny

where business moves faster

As a country, Ireland has the ambition and potential to become a major hub for investment in the rapidly developing CleanTech sector. An abundance of natural resources, government support and leading research facilities are the main benefits of locating here. These benefits are complemented by the availability of an innovative and skilled workforce, and a favourable tax and R & D regime.

 

Belview's strategic location, adjoining Belview Port, Ireland's closest deep-water port to Europe and with immediate access to the national motorway system, makes it an extremely attractive location for any business investing in Ireland in the wind energy, ocean energy, solar energy, bioenergy or energy management sectors.

 

Many of the technologies and skills underpinning the Cleantech sector are common to existing sectors such as the ICT, Bio Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors. Such technologies and skills include silicon based solar technologies, electronic\computer components and software, a wide range of biological processes needed for next generation bio-fuels and waste treatment systems and very high\medical grade precision engineering technologies and skills. These technologies and skills are in the region and available for deployment in Belview.

 

Both Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Carlow Institute of Technology (CIT) have significant research expertise in the Cleantech or Eco-Innovation sector. In addition, national agencies such as Teagasc, the Environmental Protection Agency, Coillte, the Forest Servive of Ireland, and the National Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland all have major R&D centres in the South East. This substantial range of expertise is available to businesses locating in Belview.