CORKMEET 2013 is a 3-day International Business Networking Forum taking place in Cork, Ireland from 10-12 April at the Rochestown Park Hotel. This must attend event is open to Irish and international small and medium sized businesses from all sectors looking to expand into new markets or find a new partner. 5 April is the last day for registering.
The Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) and the Network of County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs),announced on the 27th March 2013 a number of key initiatives. Working in partnership, the two organisations will be rolling out a series of Continuing Professional Development workshops across the eight CEB regions which will focus on developing 'business skills’ in tandem with ‘design and product development skills’. The workshops will provide essential training to develop the craft and design sector and utilise the expertise of both organisations.
Enterprise Ireland announced today that over 120 new business ventures have successfully completed the first Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Programme. Based on the success of the first year of the programme, a further €12.65m is now being invested for the next three years of New Frontiers, which aims to develop sustainable businesses that will create jobs throughout the country. New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme that is delivered at a local level by the Institutes of Technology.
InterTradeIreland has announced that it has a further £1.3 million / €1.5m in funding available for businesses in 2013 through the Innova programme for North/South collaborative innovation partnerships to develop new products, process or service development. InterTradeIreland is calling on local businesses with an innovative idea and strong commercial potential, who have already found a strategic partner in the South to apply for Innova funding. Companies that take part in Innova can benefit from pooling their expertise and resources to bring their innovations to market faster than if working alone.