"Spotlight on Arclabs - Making Ideas Work" - our Hot Desk feature series episode 2

Episode 2 - SportX  - The sports tech pre-accelerator for the South East

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In association with Enterprise Ireland, this is an exciting new series on WLR's business programme The Hot Desk. Arclabs is WIT's Research and Innovation Centre and business incubator, supporting entrepreneurship in the South East from its sites in Waterford and Kilkenny.

Over the month of September, Hot Desk presenter Mary O'Neill will talk to various people who are based at, or connected to, Arclabs. She'll find out first hand the level of enterprise and creativity that originates there.

Airing on Wednesday September 15th, Resolve Partners has teamed up with Arclabs and the WIT Arena, UPMC and SportsTech Ireland on this programme.

To find out more, Mary spoke with David Scanlon, Director at Resolve Partners. David has been involved with digital technology and start-ups throughout his career. He spent over a decade working for Enterprise Ireland across a variety of distinct roles, most recently involved with the Start in Ireland programme, designed to attract HPSU companies to Ireland from overseas.

Mary also discussed SportX with John Windle. John is General Manager for UPMC Sports Medicine and UPMC Institute for Health in Ireland. He is also a Board member of Ireland Active and Student Sport Ireland which aims to increase activity and Health across Ireland in both third level education and in the public and private fitness and health space in Ireland.

Also in studio was Donna Drohan, WIT Arena Facilities & Events Manager. Donna has been employed at WIT Novus since 2008. She was responsible for the project management of WIT Arena from greenfield site to present day. Donna has also been involved in all stages of strategic management of the WIT Arena site from business plan to operational plan and revenue generation stream.

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