Funding approved for the Centre for Design in Kilkenny

Grant funding of €1,843,320 under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) has been announced by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys this morning towards the National Design Innovation Hub to be based in Kilkenny.

The Hub which will trade as the Centre for Design (C4D) will be the first dedicated centre to promote design and design thinking concepts in the country.

The partners that have been working to develop the C4D over the past 12-months are the Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC), Kilkenny County Council (KCC), The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), the Kilkenny Industrial Development Company (KIDCo) and the Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP).

The Chairman of Kilkenny County Council, Eamon Aylward in welcoming the announcement today said that: “Kilkenny having been the home of the Kilkenny Design Workshops from the 1960s to the 1980s is the ideal location for the new Centre for Design (C4D).”