A pilot scheme to drive innovation within Welsh and Irish businesses in the life science and food and drink sectors.

Backed with €1.3m of EU funding through the Ireland Wales programme, the project brings together partners on both sides of the Irish Sea to develop new products and processes within their fields.


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David are the lead organisation working with WRAP Cymru, the Institute of Technology Carlow, Tipperary County Council and Carlow County Council.


The scheme will work with 60 businesses to develop new specialist products, access new markets and ensure packaging of products are sustainably sourced and minimised.


Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
UWSTD 626,924 783,655
WRAP CYMRU 73,907 92,383
Institute of Technology Carlow 231,670 289,587
Tipperary County Council 167,292 209,115
Carlow County Council 252,323 315,406

Location of Activity


  • Carlow
  • Kilkenny
  • Tipperary
  • Waterford
  • Wexford


  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Swansea

Partner Contacts

Name Organisation Email Telephone
Christopher Holtom University of Wales Trinity St. David 01792 481 112