Thursday, 22 December 2011

Bord na Móna to create clean technology jobs

Bord na Móna is to create 91 jobs as part of a €6m research and development investment over the next three years with the support of Enterprise Ireland.

The new jobs are part of the company's ongoing innovation programme, which has also seen the creation of 20 jobs for high-tech positions in Bord na Móna.

Enterprise Ireland is supporting the work of the company's innovation division in a number of number of high technology growth areas such as clean technology, carbon reduction and growing media.

Bord na Móna today also announced a new strategy to collaborate with and mentor start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises in the Midlands region and have appointed an outreach development manager.

'The R&D strategy will help this important company to transition from a domestically focused traditional company into a significant internationally focussed, innovative business. Its success will contribute to our broader aim of enhancing Ireland's innovation profile and creating high-value jobs," commented Enterprise Ireland's chief executive Frank Ryan.

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