SW-GROW and Údarás Na Gaeltachta hosted a “Seimineár Feamainn” in the Connemara Coast Hotel on Wednesday 15th January. The event was opened by Cliodhna Ní Ghríofa, the project officer for SW-Grow, where she described the work involved and the projected outcomes of the project alongside her project partner Ronan Sulpice of NUIG. Other expert speakers included Dr. Mark White, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Freddie O Mahony from Carton Point Shellfish, Dr. Maria Hayes from Teagasc, Dr.Julie Maguire from BMRS, James Burke, Jim Keogh from Arramara Teo, Wayne Murphy from Hatch, John Quinlan, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Teresa Morrissey from the IFA. Alongside the technical developments in the Industry, the seminar also outlined how companies can get access into the retail industry, export markets and Wayne Murphy described that HATCH Blue advises, connects and finds contacts in some of the largest companies in the world for their start-ups.
All presentations below: