Launch of East Border Region Smart Eco Hub Regional Living Lab

8 October 2012

East Border Region Ltd are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of an exciting new strategic business development initiative entitled 'Smart Eco Hub'. The project which is funded to the tune of €968,001 through the European Union Cross Border INTERREG IVA Programme is modelled on European Best Practice.  

The vision of the Smart ECO Hub is to create an exceptional cross-border resource to drive sustainable, low carbon economic development, business growth and job creation in innovative companies.

Situated in the heart of Ireland's first Sustainable Energy Community (which has benefitted from EU FP7 Concerto funding through the Holistic project), the hub will provide member companies with direct access to a regional Living Laboratory as well as to market research, information, funding advice, and practical project scoping support to help them to start innovating and developing new products.

This exciting new project is hosting its launch event on Thursday 25th October 2012, at 12.00pm in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth. For further information on the project please contact the project staff on Tel: +353 87 7377402 or email

In addition info on the project's partners, aims and objectives are available under the Enterprise tab of this site.

  • Monaghan
  • LCC
  • MCC
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council