Catalyst is a pilot scheme to drive innovation within Welsh and Irish businesses in the life science and food and drink sectors.

Backed with €1.3m of EU funding through the Ireland Wales programme, the project brings together partners on both sides of the Irish Sea to develop new products and processes within their fields.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David are the lead organisation working with WRAP Cymru, the Institute of Technology Carlow, Tipperary County Council and Carlow County Council.

The scheme will work with 60 businesses to develop new specialist products, access new markets and ensure packaging of products are sustainably sourced and minimised.