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£16.5m opportunity for SMEs and graduates to flourish with InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme

SMEs across the island that are keen to innovate and potentially bring a new product or service to market, are being urged to apply for InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme. Over the next five years, InterTradeIreland, the business agency responsible for fostering cross-border trade and innovation, will invest £16.5m to allow more […]

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Made It: The Funding Clinic, Dublin

Made It is a series of talks that bring together some of Dublin’s most interesting makers and doers to help demystify how projects go from an idea to a successful end product.

Following our successful ‘How to Get Funded’ talk in March 2015, Made It is back with a brand new format which aims to further break down barriers between those seeking information and those ‘in the know’. ‘The Funding Clinic’ will follow a speed dating style whereby attendees can experience brief one on one sessions with experienced fundraisers.

Today, tickets are available here for Made It #6: ‘The Funding Clinic’, on Saturday the 18th of July in The Twisted Pepper. Starting at 2.00 pm, tickets are €15 and include a 3FE Coffee and sweet treat from the Wild Flour Bakery.

For Made It #6, we’re hosting a drop in style clinic where those seeking funding have the opportunity to get one on one advice from our hand selected fundraising gurus.

If you have ever hit a brick wall while completing an Arts Council Funding application form or have a great idea but are repeatedly rejected from funding grants this event could be for you! At the funding clinic attendees will be given the opportunity to have six five-minute sessions with our experienced guest speakers. A round table discussion will close the event where our speakers will highlight common problems attendees have faced and give overall advice and feedback based on their own experiences.

Our guest speakers have again and again secured funding through grant applications, awards, competitions etc. We have an eclectic mix ranging from the arts sector to the not for profit. This is your chance to ask the tough questions to people that matter, and start getting your project off the ground.


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Guide to Buying a Small Business

Embarking on a small business venture takes courage, lots of energy, and a willingness to take risks. This guide to buying a small business, instead of starting a new business from scratch, will showcase several advantages that buying an established small business venture offers. The current owner has already done […]

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Calling all Innovators & Entrepreneurs, we need your help & your green VOTE !!

As with any Irish technology company, we all suffer unique challenges when growing business internationally. As a country we have a small population so we struggle when trying to make as much noise as our International competitors. Even places we assume are tiny states such as Haiti & Togo have twice and three times […]

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Research and Innovation: €175 Million in Funding From Horizon 2020

The ‘InterTradeIreland Horizon 2020 Strategic Action Plan’ was launched at the recent ‘Collaborate to Innovate – Horizon 2020 Opportunity and Support’ conference in Dublin, by The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Republic of Ireland Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Department. It sets out a target to win €175 million […]

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TSSG scoops an ISA Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year Award

WIT’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), the software technology research centre that employs over 120 people in Ireland with offices in Waterford and Kilkenny, was named ISA Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year Award at the annual Irish Software Association (ISA) industry awards this weekend. TSSG is an internationally […]

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€2 million, 3 Gateways, 6 Companies

Three research groups at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have been recently awarded almost €2 million by Enterprise Ireland to deliver technology solutions for 6 companies. The funding will enable researchers in all three of the Institute’s Enterprise Ireland supported Technology Gateways to work with the companies in the areas […]

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From a Hobby to a Home Business

Developing a hobby is considered a stress buster. Ever so often someone becomes so good at the hobby that they are told they should consider becoming professionals. In most cases people are reluctant to take a chance by quitting their day job and turning their hobby into a brand new […]

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8 Things You Must Know When You Launch A Start-Up

Many people dream of starting their own business and being their own boss. No attending mind-numbing meetings, no being glued at the desk, no answering bothersome phone calls, no writing boring reports in a thankless corporate job. Instead, creativity, freedom and independence await you at your own start-up. Nowadays, launching […]

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Build Your Financial Capability in 2014

Business owners understand their business and are usually good at explaining what it is they do and why their product / service is worth choosing over a competitors. Yet many of the same business owners are uncomfortable in describing the financials of their business as they do not feel they […]

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Propeller start up: The Present Tree

Today we are profiling one of the 26 successful candidates currently progressing through the intensive second phase of the programme – Catherine Cunningham from The Present Tree. The Gift That Lasts a Lifetime Catherine Cunningham was intrigued by the idea of an online, eco-friendly business with the potential for high-growth, […]

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Propel Programme: Calling for Applications

Invest Northern Ireland is calling on local innovative start-ups, who can demonstrate their potential to succeed and scale-up in international markets to apply for its Propel programme. The programme offers a unique opportunity for Northern Ireland based entrepreneurs to fast track their business ideas, develop intensive growth plans and explore […]

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Start Up: Beacon

Start up Beacon is  part of the Propel Programme. Aiming to fast-track new and innovative businesses that can export successfully to markets around the world, Invest Northern Ireland’s latest Propel Programme embarked on a new phase this month as 26 successful candidates entered its crucial second stage. Today we are […]

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