Elaine Donohue has been appointed as the general manager of multi-million euro food innovation hub BIA Innovator Campus.
Located in Athenry, Co. Galway, BIA Innovator Campus is aiming to create more than 360 jobs in over 40 businesses across the west of Ireland and provide facilities to help the food industry in the west through support,
learning and collaboration.
Donohue will oversee and manage the initial development of the BIA Innovator Campus in Athenry, Co, Galway, and the delivery of its €5.6 million capital project, as well as the company's operation when the campus opens in 2021.
"A National Centre Of Excellence For The Food Sector"
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Donohue stated, "We have a unique, talented range of producers and food culture in the west of Ireland that need best-in-class supports to grow and sustain their farms, skillset, ideas, product range and future sustainability. When realised, the BIA Innovator Campus will be a national centre of excellence for the food sector with a focus on business support and development for all stages of the food chain from the primary producer, to the entrepreneur starting off, to the company that wants to grow and export, to the chef and service sector that
engage with the end consumer."
Donohue added, "I am honoured and excited to lead out on this project locally in Athenry, and I look forward to engaging further with the food community as this new year kicks off with a range of information and engagement sessions planned throughout February and March of this year in order to develop our programming with industry for our opening in 2021."
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