BIA OBAIR fulfils a real need and tackles a bottleneck in scaling our regional food companies. It consists of 12 food-grade production units and 4 co-working incubator kitchens allowing a continuum of growth options
9 independent own door starter units
3 independent own door HPSU growth units
4 unique co-working food incubators (Dairy, Meat, Seafood and Multi-Product)
Considerable research and reference to best practice, consultation and collaboration has gone into BIA OBAIR, crafting a formula of unit specialization and scale to allow companies to progress from a hot desk in BIA EOLAS to using a specialist Co-Working/time share facility to taking a Starter Unit to progressing to a Growth/HPSU unit as their business develops. Of course, companies can go straight in at Growth Unit level should they be at that scale.
Find the right place to produce
Users of the kitchens will have access to BIA Innovator Campus Innovation Specialists whose role is to support new products from concept approval to launch.
Be co-located with a community of 40+ food and drink businesses. Networking is a really crucial part of overall BIA Innovator Campus experience. Participants and staff will be encouraged to build and share networks. We will also use our reach and influence to plug food entrepreneurs into an active network of professionals, suppliers and potential investors who can help accelerate their company’s growth.
BIA LUAS support of food businesses to grow and scale through:
For entrepreneurship peer learning, mentor coaching and client meetings. This will also act as base for Local Enterprise Office Galway access to an business advisory support and mentor panel. It is very important that this area will facilitate peer learning and problem solving.
This dedicated area will operate an a space to host small trade events, meet and present buyers – a place to do business.