In the latest Science of Business podcast episode, Patsy Carney, Director of Kinetic Labs which is located here at workLAB discusses the lab facility and incubator space for the life sciences sector in Waterford City.
Rent a lab at Kinetic Labs
Kinetic Labs is a facility offering state-of-the-art single and shared wet lab space, office facilities, meeting rooms and a café and is now available on a rental basis to start-ups and science-based companies offering all of the lab facilities needed to develop their products and processes.
The innovative new business has been created through a combination of a REDF grant from Enterprise Ireland with additional funding from WorkLAB and Waterford City & County Council the first wet lab incubation facilities for science-based companies to be created in the Southeast.
One of the Directors of the project is well–known pharmaceutical entrepreneur Patsy Carney. Having built Eirgen Pharma from scratch to a global multinational Patsy understands the needs of both start-ups and multinationals having worked at both ends of the scale in the pharmaceutical industry.
Patsy discusses the new venture in the most recent ‘The Science of Business’ podcast with fellow scientific entrepreneur Louise Grubb and founder of Stability Storage provider Q1 Scientific.
About The Science of Business podcast series
The Science of Business podcast series is hosted by the multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur and founder of Q1 Scientific and Trivium Vet Louise Grubb. The series features interviews with some of the key people behind Ireland’s global success in pharma, life sciences, health and biomedical sectors. To listen to the full interview this latest episode of ‘The Science of Business’ is now available to listen to on all podcast platforms and on the Q1 Scientific website.
For more information on this state of the art laboratory faciltiy contact John Breen – Kinetic Labs Centre Manager.
You can follow Kinetic Labs on LinkedIn and Twitter for news updates.
Construction at Kinetic Labs is nearing completion!
Check out the progress on Day 78 of Kinetic Labs construction!
The laboratory space will be completed in December 2020 with labs available for clients in early January 2021.
The centre is located here at workLAB in the heart of a thriving industrial and business park within walking distance of Waterford Institute of Technology, PMBRC , Enterprise Ireland, IDA South East and South East Business & Innovation Centre (SEBIC) offices.
Its very exciting to see the project progress so quickly and we look forward to welcoming Kinetic Lab clients to workLAB. Companies will be able to access 400 m2 of high-quality lab space together with office space, meeting rooms and all the facilities required to grow your company.
You can follow Kinetic labs on linked in and twitter for news updates!
workLAB collaborates with Kinetic Labs
Rentable lab space as a start-up science company can very difficult to source. Finding affordable lab space is a challenge for many start-up science-based companies. workLAB has joined forces with Kinetic Labs to offer customised laboratory space with access to offices and meeting rooms.
Here John Breen, Kinetic Labs Centre Manager tells us how the offering at Kinetic Labs can provide the ideal solution.
How will renting lab space from Kinetic Labs make a difference?
Kinetic Labs will have many of the facilities and supports that were lacking for me in my start-up journey. Firstly, there will be brand new laboratories – a shared laboratory for companies starting out and individual furnished/unfurnished facilities for more established companies. There will be access to the excellent facilities at workLAB – offices, meeting rooms, café and a community of established companies and start-ups.
Kinetic Labs is located a short walk away from WIT. To me this is the best of both worlds, working within a third level institute can be challenging (as I found out from experience) but having access to the facilities and knowledge within these institutes is a must for many start-ups. Kinetic Labs is also located a short walk away from enterprise support offices – the Regional Enterprise Ireland, IDA and South East Business Innovation Centre are all a 5-minute walk away.
Finally, and very importantly there is a very strong team of people and much local goodwill behind this project – Richie Walsh, Seamus Kilgannon and Patsy Carney are all hands-on directors of Kinetic Labs. Richie is head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office (LEO), a strong supporter of the project. Seamus is a serial entrepreneur who is backing this project both financially and with much appreciated support and advice. Patsy is a role model for any start up – building a world class pharma company (Eirgen) from scratch. He has given much of his spare time freely to this project and has been an invaluable support in helping get this project off the ground.
Are you interested in renting lab space at Kinetic Labs?
Kinetic Labs was set-up to provide science-based companies in the South East with the lab facilities to develop their products and processes. You will be able to access 400 m2 of high-quality lab space together with office space, meeting rooms and all the facilities required to grow your company.
To find out more about renting lab space at Kinetic Labs, contact John Breen at Kinetic Labs today.
Have you heard about the PODS @ workLAB?
Are you looking for a flexible work space solution and no long term commitment? Then the PODS at workLAB may be just what your looking for.
The POD consists of 14 business cubicles, a small seating area and private storage facilities. Each cubicle is fitted with a desk and an adjustable chair, under desk pedestal, lockable cabinet, build in pin/white board and each cubicle is separated with privacy partitions. Clients have access to shared printer/scanner/photocopier charged on usage.
PODS are available from €300.00 per month plus VAT. There is no formal rental lease or license just a rolling monthly agreement.
POD Rental rates include the following:-
- Free on-site parking – we ask that the spaces to the front are left for visitors and that clients use the car park at the side of workLAB.
- Inclusive of moderate usage broadband, electricity, heating, waste disposal and rates.
- Desk and office chair per employee
- Secure Fob access for all employees
- Manned main reception from 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
- Public and Private toilets. Showering facilities currently in gents only.
- Locked private company mailbox for office clients
- Daily outgoing postal service from reception
- Access to the POD meeting space
- Access to kitchen facility
- Meeting Rooms available to hire on an hourly basis
- 10% discount on full day and half day meeting room rates
- Blue Butterfly Coffee available in Joes Cafe
For enquiries contact Alicia on 051 – 376180 or drop me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction has started on Kinetic Labs
On Monday 18th of August 2020, Weltech Engineering came on site at workLAB to kick off the construction program for Kinetic Labs.
This exciting project has a 15 week program, which will see the laboratory spaces open for clients in December 2020.
Kinetic Labs was set-up to provide science-based companies in the South East with the lab facilities to develop their products and processes. Companies will be able to access 400 m2 of high-quality lab space together with office space, meeting rooms and all the facilities required to grow their company and all in one place.
For progress updates you can follow Kinetic Labs on Linked in and twitter @kineticlabs_Irl or contact John Breen, Manger of Kinetic Labs.
COVID Temperature Testing Facility
From Tuesday 16th June 2020, we have provided a No-Touch Digital Hand Sanitiser and Thermometer as part of our COVID Temperature Testing Facility at reception for client use. This offers the dual beneﬁts of checking the temperature of clients, visitors and workLAB staff as well as dispensing hand sanitiser for disinfection. Clients or visitors with a reading over 37.6 °c will be asked to leave the building and take a retest in 10 minutes. If you have a second high reading, we ask that you leave the building and see medical advice. All visitors and clients to workLAB are requested to use the facility.
“We take the health and safety of our clients as our number 1 priority here at workLAB so any practical measures that we can take to add to their sense of safety and wellbeing while at work are considered during this unprecedented time for businesses. We are delighted to see so many of our clients back to their offices in recent weeks ” said Alicia Maguire, General Manager workLAB.
In February 2020, workLAB continued its expansion by adding 12 new office spaces to its state of the art workspace offerings.
The new offices range in size from seven one-two person offices, to a number of larger bespoke spaces that were designed after working closely with clients to meet their specific needs.
“We worked closely with clients and our design team to ensure the new spaces delivered exactly what the companies wanted while staying with our vision of offering a high-end workspace for professionals in Waterford,” said Alicia Maguire, General Manager of workLAB.
If you are looking for a new office space contact Alicia on 051 – 3761980 or Alicia@worklab.ie
Ms. Kelly Power has joined the team at workLAB.
With over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry. Kelly has experience in guest relationships, event management and in delivering personalised customer service. She has hands on experience in evaluating guest satisfaction levels, anticipating their needs and is passionate about delivering exceptional service and experiences.
Commenting on Kelly’s appointment, Alicia Maguire General Manager at workLAB said, “I am delighted to have Kelly on board. Kelly’s appointment is a significant day for us at workLAB as we expand our team due to increased business levels. We are committed to ensuring that we continue to offer an excellent client experience while adding to the range of services that we currently offer at workLAB. I have no doubt that Kelly’s appointment will enhance our client experience at workLAB”.
Great start to the week here at workLAB Waterford with the announcement of Incupharm, one of three projects to benefit by a total of over €2.8 million under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund.
Incupharm which will be located in workLAB Waterford will become operational in 2019. The project will receive almost €800,000 to provide bespoke laboratory space at the IDA Industrial Park to support life sciences start-ups.
This fantastic initiative that will address a lack of quality affordable lab facilities as well as provide specialist services to incubate life science start‐ups in the South East and nationally. There are already over 8,000 people employed in the pharma and medical device industry in the region and Waterford and the South East are fast becoming a life science innovation hub, particularly for indigenous start-up companies so this incubation unit will play a critical role in building on the capability and entrepreneurship potential of existing indigenous and multinational life science companies.
Congratulations to Crystal Valley Tech & National Design Innovation Enterprise Hub who were also beneficiaries.
Minister John Halligan T.D. Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development was in workLAB to make the funding accountments.
Incuparharm DAC will trade as Kinetic Labs following a rebrand in July 2019.
Welcome to workLAB!
A state-of-the-art coworking and serviced office space located on the edge of Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city.
We provide a range of workspace solutions to suit your start-up or established business or practice. From private offices to hot desks and coworking spaces, we can also provide you with room to expand your team and grow your business.
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Our meeting and conference facilities are innovative and designed to maximise your audience’s experience, with high-tech AV equipment and superfast internet. Our 16-seater Ford Boardroom, named after the world-famous innovator Henry Ford, is an ideal venue for an important meeting, and designed to allow you to connect with your global network and counterparts.