Register now for VITAL Evening Information Sessions in Drogheda, Monaghan, Cookstown, Craigavon & Newry coming up over the next few weeks

Border County based businesses, seasoned entrepreneurs and people with new ideas are being targeted by a €2.56 Million cross-border economic growth initiative, VITAL.

VITAL Project Managers will be visiting Drogheda, Monaghan and Newry on the evenings of Monday March 24th, Tuesday March 25th and Tuesday April 8th respectively as part of its mission to identify interested businesses and serial entrepreneurs and to identify individuals with new and innovative ideas. There is a further two sessions in Cookstown and Craigavon on March 31st and April 1st respectively.

Kieran Fegan, Director of VITAL, which is funded by INTERREG IVA Programme, based in the Dundalk Institute of Technology says the team are continuing with its winter tour of workshops within the cross border region.

“VITAL is identifying and evaluating a pool of ideas and presenting these to seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced managers who have the skills and knowledge to bring those ideas onto a commercial platform through their existing businesses or through new business start-ups.”

“We are appealing to those who have business ideas and those in business and entrepreneurs who are looking for new market validated products and technologies to join us for the evening workshops as highlighted. A reminder of these again:

Monday 24th March

Boyne Valley Hotel DROGHEDA, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments served 6pm-6.30pm


Tuesday 25th March

Four Seasons Hotel, MONAGHAN, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments served 6pm-6.30pm


Monday 31st March

Glenavon Hotel COOKSTOWN, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments served 6pm-6.30pm


Tuesday 1st April

Seagoe Hotel , CRAIGAVON, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments served 6pm-6.30pm


Tuesday 8th April

Canal Court Hotel, NEWRY, 6pm-8pm

Refreshments served 6pm-6.30pm


Cavan based Insulation Manufacturer Ballytherm is benefiting from participation on the VITAL project.

“I would recommend licensing in new VITAL ideas and technologies to all forward thinking individuals and companies as a potential mechanism for growth,” says Brendan Cosgrove, Director, Ballytherm Ltd

The project is a partnership between Dundalk Institute of Technology, Queen’s University Belfast and Dublin City University. It is operating across Northern Ireland outside of greater Belfast and all six of the border counties in Ireland from Donegal to Louth.

To register for one of these events please go to

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Invent DCU

Queens Univeristy Belfast


This project has been supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body