The Alpha Innovation Centre is a new digital innovation centre located in the heart of Letterkenny with the expressed objective of building a strong innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem enabling businesses, both start-ups and existing, to scale, internationalise and respond effectively to emerging market opportunities and challenges. The ambitions for the centre include the development of a bespoke pre-accelerator for early idea entrepreneurs and founders in the border region as well as an extensive programme of wrap-around supports for businesses.
Co-funded by Enterprise Ireland under the Border Enterprise Development Fund and led by Donegal County Council, the Alpha Innovation Centre will provide state of the art innovative workspace for new start-ups and existing businesses with the aim of building a dynamic innovative ecosystem.
The Alpha Innovation Centre will build on the latent potential of the emerging tech start-up scene in the Northwest contributing positively to the region’s reputation as a great location to invest and do business. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to be part of an enabling initiative that will have far reaching benefits not only for the town of Letterkenny, located in the unique and compelling county of Donegal, but for the entire border region of Ireland.
The Innovation Officer at the Alpha Innovation Centre is responsible for supporting the work of the Head of Innovation, Kevin Sexton, in terms of creating and developing an environment that leads to a step change in innovation in the region. This role requires a team player attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and project logistics co-ordination skills.
The employer will be Donegal 2040 Strategic Development Designated Activity Company. The successful candidate will be offered a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of 3 years. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 16th May 2022.