Photo by @topgold with Lumia.
ON THE WESTERN outskirts of Clonmel sits Questum, an airy building that I believe will help startups from LSAD-Clonmel get the traction required in their early days.
Questum will encourage local third level graduates to set up their own businesses. But that strategy needs to be enshrined by the Limerick Institute of Technology, the Clonmel Chamber, the Tipperary County Council and the senior lecturers working on the Clonmel third level campus.
Sitting in front of teams of clever creative students, I know there are several design patterns of cloud-based apps under discussion. Those initiatives are worth nurturing through an open and transparent framework that the innovation centre might provide.
There is a strong desire among third level students I know to set up new businesses so they can work in Clonmel. There should be a stronger synergy between the large pharma in the area and the entrepreneurial spirit growing around the town of Clonmel. As I have seen from a decade of open coffee conversations, a simple approach can nurture and shape this collaboration. I am dedicated to manifesting this development happen before St Patrick's Day 2015.
[Bernie Goldbach is the senior pilot creative multimedia lecturer in the Limerick Institute of Technology.]