REDF Regional Information Sessions - Enterprise Ireland will host regional information sessions on the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund over the coming weeks. These sessions will be of value to those interested in obtaining further information and those planning to submit an application under the new fund. Booking is not required. Details of the regional sessions below:
8 June: Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny from 11.30am-1.30pm
Jerry Moloney, Manager, Mid-West and Regional Development Initiatives, Enterprise Ireland said, “A key role of Enterprise Ireland is supporting enterprise development. These information sessions will provide a practical opportunity for people to learn more about the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund, and will be helpful for anyone interested in submitting an application under the Fund. These Funds are important drivers of enterprise growth and job creation, and we look forward to supporting more regionally-based projects through this initiative.”
The Regional Action Plans for Jobs seek to build on the strengths and opportunities in each region and to build a regional ecosystem including a diversity of companies and sectors, sectoral clusters, a spirit of innovation and collaboration, a good physical and digital infrastructure and appropriate research and technology capability.
The closing date for applications for Competitive Feasibility Funding is 3pm Friday 9th June 2017. The closing date for the first call for Streams 1, 2, 3 and 4 is 3pm Friday 18th August 2017.
Notice of Regional Enterprise Development Fund. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen TD (29th May, 2017) launched a new Regional Enterprise Development Fund of up to €60m.
This competitive funding has been provided by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland and is a key action to support the Regional Action Plan for Jobs and the Action Plan for Rural Development. The Fund is aimed at accelerating economic recovery in every part of the country by delivering on the potential of local and regional enterprise strengths. The Fund will support significant collaborative regional initiatives to build on specific industry sectoral strengths and improve enterprise capability, thereby driving job creation.
Under a competitive process, Enterprise Ireland is now seeking applications for funding under four streams with varying investment levels:
Stream 1 Major Change Projects - €2m up to €5m per project,
Stream 2 Regionally Significant Projects - €250,000 up to €2m per project,
Stream 3 Local & Community Enterprise Development Projects - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project,
Stream 4 Industry Clusters - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project.
Feasibility Study funding is also available for Streams 1 and 2 projects only.
Please see the link below for full details of this competitive fund and application process. This scheme is open to all regions in the Republic of Ireland including the Dublin region.
For further information contact the following regional representative in your region:
Dublin Mid East region contacts:
Michael Brougham 090 6487121 email@example.com
Deirdre O Neill 01 7272145 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ena Coleman 01 7272787 email@example.com
Enterprise START Workshops If you have an idea for an innovative and ambitious start-up business that has the potential for exporting and growth in International Markets, then Enterprise Ireland can assist you in exploring your new business idea through their Enterprise START Workshops.
Their Workshops can help you build the foundations for your success by understanding:
• Your customer
They have upcoming workshops in:
If a person would like to attend then they must register via the registration form on the Enterprise Ireland website.
|19.04.2017||Brexit -Moving into the new Europe for SMEs - Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre in partnership with Fingal Libraries are holding a free conference entitled “Brexit -Moving into the new Europe for SMEs” in The Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 on Wednesday the 10th of May at 6pm.
Speakers will include Barry Andrews, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs, Anne Lanigan Manager, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland and Donal McCarthy CEO of Commercial Mushroom Producers.
Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.15pm. Booking is essential.
RSVP to Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or Siobhan.email@example.com by Thursday 4 May 2017
|24.03.2017||The Dublin City Public Libraries Spring 2017 Start Your Own Business Programme in association with the Local Enterprise Office, Dublin City and QED Training takes place from 23rd March to 27th April. The programme is a series of six free talks and is aimed at those contemplating self-employment and in need of guidance and expertise in all aspects of starting or growing a business in Ireland.
By the end of the programme you will:
You can reserve your seat by:
|26.07.2016||The European Commission under its Single Market Strategy have proposed the introduction of a Services Passport for providers of business services and construction services. The Services Passport will simplify the administrative procedures for service providers who want to expand to other EU countries. As part of the Commission’s work in developing the Services Passport they have launched a public consultation and are seeking views from stakeholders, on the effect the administrative and regulatory procedures and insurance requirements have on their attempts to provide their services in other EU countries. The results of this consultation will provide invaluable input for the Commission in assessing the issues which the Services Passport will need to address. The consultation on the proposal to introduce a services passport and address regulatory barriers in the construction and business services sectors, and on possible action to address barriers in the insurance sector, will remain accessible until 26 July 2016.|
|24.04.2016||Visit the Census 2016 Website|
|18.04.2016||Your Europe Advice will be hosting a Facebook chat answering questions on the recognition of professional qualifications in the EU. The chat will take place on 18th April 2016 and questions can already be submitted to the Facebook event page|
|30.03.2016||Social Media For Small to Medium Sized Businesses - Learn The Skills To Increase Your Profiles in 2016 with Sarah Staunton, Marketing & Advertising Specialist. Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 1.00pm – 2.00pm in the Central Library, ILAC Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. Booking Advisable To Avoid Disappointment On The Day. Tel. 01 873 3996. email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|24.03.2016||Free Talk: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur - Create and Produce Ideas by Learning the Creative Process to Becoming a profitable business person with Nevin Cody, QED Training. Dublin, Central Library, Thursday, March 24th from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Book online at https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity Or in person Or by telephoning 01 873 3996 Or by emailing email@example.com|
|15.03.2016||Dublin City Public Libraries presents Starting a Food Business, an exciting and innovative afternoon of free interactive business support in the Business Information Centre, Central Library on Tuesday 15th March from 2.00pm - 4.30pm. Speakers from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the Environmental Health Section of the HSE and Dublin City Council Planning Department will share invaluable information and advice about starting a new food venture in the city. While attendance at the event is free, booking is recommended. Reserve your place now by phoning 01 873 3996 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
|08.10.2015||Taking Care of Business - North East Regional Event Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda Thursday 08 Oct 2015 - Representatives from 30 State Offices and Agencies will be available at Information Stands throughout the event to give you information and advice on a range of services that span your business needs and activities.|
|24.08.2015||Government signs contract to deliver a one-stop online licensing portal - The new licensing portal will allow retailers to register and apply for licences they are obliged to have for trading purposes in one location thus reducing dramatically the amount of time in form filling required to comply with various licensing obligations.|
|01.07.2015||New Global Irish website - This online portal is a new resource for the Irish abroad providing signposts for Irish people and people of Irish descent and affinity to information that might be helpful to them in their lives overseas, and, information for those thinking of coming home|
|01.06.2015||The Companies Act 2014 replaces the Companies Acts 1963-2013 and will be commenced on 1 June 2015. For more information please go to the Companies Registration Office website|