Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre (CITC) is a state-of-the-art innovation, training and events facility located in Cavan town.

Our mission is to promote innovation, learning and economic growth in the Cavan and Border region.

We do this by providing local businesses with the education, training, technology and facilities they need to grow and prosper.


The brainchild of Vincent Reynolds, CEO, Cavan County Enterprise Board, and Professor Eamon McQuade, University of Limerick (a native of Virginia, Co. Cavan).  CITC was established with the aim of promoting innovation in the region, by giving local business access to the latest technology and training methods.

Its origins can be traced back to the formation, in 1999, of a partnership between Cavan County Enterprise Board and Fermanagh University Partnership Board. The concept also grew in response to calls from the local business community for access to quality training and education. Plans for the development of Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre were officially launched by An Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, T.D. on 12th May 2000.


CITC’s objectives include:

  • Enabling adults to achieve their full potential and to acquire usable and marketable skills
  • Providing local access to state-of-the-art educational facilities and leading edge technology
  • Promoting, in collaboration with state agencies, the growth of an enterprise culture
  • Providing high-quality and flexible education and training, attuned to individual and employer needs
  • Encouraging more effective investment by employers in training & development to develop requisite work-force skills


In terms of infrastructure, CITC provides access to state-of-the-art conference and educational facilities to business for meetings, seminars, presentations, receptions and training.  Seating up to 120 people and with the very latest technology from video conferencing to teleconferencing to satellite installed throughout, CITC enables companies located in the border counties conduct international business face-to-face from Cavan.


Funding for the Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre was provided by the:

  • International Fund for Ireland under the Business Enterprise Programme
  • European Union under Interreg II
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (via Cavan County Enterprise Board)
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Border Midlands and Western Regional Assembly under the Innovative Actions 2000 – 2006 Programme

Cavan County Council provided, at nominal cost, a magnificent site to accommodate the development and has been highly supportive of the Centre since its establishment.

CITC’s parent company, Cavan County Enterprise Fund, also invested substantial capital in the development.

Table 1 – Amounts contributed by organisations to CITC
 Source of Funding Amount
International Fund for Ireland  674,180
Interreg  571,382
Cavan County Enterprise Board / Department of Enterprise Trade & Employment  457,106
BMW Regional Assembly  160,000
Programme for Peace & Reconciliation  126,974
Enterprise Ireland  126,974
 TOTAL  2,116,616