23rd April 2012
Green Way Chairman Addresses Network Annual Lunch 2012
Mr Ronan King, Chairman of The Green Way, was the guest speaker at a DIT Corporate Partnership Network event last week. The Green Way is a clean technology cluster organisation in Dublin. It was founded in 2010 when a number of key regional stakeholders, including DIT, came together to encourage green economic growth through the stimulation of the cleantech sector.
Addressing the audience of Network members from the tourism, energy and ICT sectors, Mr King highlighted the work that the Green Way is undertaking including the recent signing of a collaborative agreement with the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) in San Jose, Silicon Valley, California. The agreement will create trade opportunities for Dublin cleantech companies in the U.S. market, as well as attracting the next generation of cleantech companies from Silicon Valley to Ireland.
Ronan King, Chairman of The Green Way, addressing the DIT Corporate Partnership Network
The Greenway's mission is to facilitate the transformation of the Irish economy into a sustainable green economy by supporting existing green economy companies and eco-innovation in the Dublin region, secondly, to foster and accelerate new job creation in green economy start-ups and thirdly, to facilitate multinational corporations capable of bringing transformative green economy jobs and investment to the region.
Mr David Kirk, Head of Corporate Partnerships in DIT, and Mr Ronan King, Chairman of the Green Way at the DIT Corpoate Partnership Network event in DIT Aungier Street
DIT is one of the founder partners of The Green Way alongside Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Fingal County Council (FCC), Dublin City Council (DCC), Ballymun Regeneration Ltd (BRL), Dublin City University (DCU) and North Dublin Chamber (NDCC).
Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, said the new DIT campus development at Grangegorman will play an important role in the future of The Green Way cluster