The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official Internet address .ie, announced on the 27th March 2013 that its 2013 OPTIMISE e-Commerce Website Development Fund is open for entries. IEDR is calling on SME and micro-business owners nationwide to apply for one of 20 places on this year’s OPTIMISE Fund. The OPTIMISE Fund provides €150,000 worth of professional consultation, training and development support services to small business owners looking to improve and develop their existing online presence in terms of e-commerce capability and functionality.
Irish innovators received a significant boost when Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, along with Ministers from 23 other Member States, signed the Unified Patent Court Agreement in Brussels on Tuesday. The agreement is the last part of a package of measures that will provide a one-stop shop for innovative enterprises to register and protect their patents in the European Union. Its creation will save Irish businesses seeking patent coverage in Europe significant amounts, with up to €6 million spent annually on patent translation costs alone.
Trinity Research & Innovation showcased a selection of the latest exciting advances in innovation and technology by TCD researchers at an event held in Trinity’s Science Gallery on Thursday, October 6th last. Trinity researchers included 35 innovative ideas, technologies, products and processes at different stages in the commercial pipeline, derived from a wide range of disciplines across College.
Enterprise Ireland have announced that the latest call for applications for the Innovation Vouchers initiative will take place from the 8th to the 28th April 2013. The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
Business-Startup.ie is delighted to be one of four organisations shortlisted in the category "Best Use Of Social Media" in this years Dot ie Net Visionary Awards announced a few days ago by the Irish Internet Asociation! Online voting is now open until the 2nd September when you can have your say as to who the ultimate award-winner should be in a range of categories.