After working with Limerick County Enterprise Board for 18 years, Mike Cantwell was appointed CEO of Innovate Limerick in June 2014 and has worked on a range of projects outlined in Limerick 2030’s Economic Plan since then.
Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council as a mechanism to advance the projects outlined in the Mid-West Action Plan for Jobs, the Limerick 2030 Plan and the Limerick Regeneration Implementation Plans. One our core objectives is to work with the key stakeholders to develop Limerick's business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business. We accelerate innovation in Limerick by providing a supportive environment that facilitates and encourages higher levels of innovation. Innovate Limerick delivers on two strategic pillars; economic innovation and social innovation. Our current projects include; ENGINE, Troy Film Studios Limerick, Limerick's Innovation Hub, Rathkeale Enterprise Centre, Kantoher Enterprise Centre, National Advanced Manufacturing Centre and Abbeyfeale E-Hub.