InterTradeIreland To Invest €11m In 135 Technology Transfer Projects For SMEs

intertradeirelandInterTradeIreland, the agency responsible for fostering cross border trade, investment and innovation North and South has today announced that it is to invest €11million in 135 cross border technology transfer projects. The investment will be channelled into the agency’s all island technology transfer programme, FUSION. The programme enables science, engineering and technology graduates to gain access to vital industry skills. InterTradeIreland is now encouraging SMEs to benefit from the increased revenue and access to innovation that FUSION can offer.

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13 Successful Winners Of €200,000 Fund To Stimulate New Start-up Activity In The West Region Announced

enterprise irelandThe Minister for Small Business, Mr John Perry TD, has unveiled the 13 successful winners of Enterprise Ireland’s €200,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating start-ups and creating jobs in the West Region. The fund, which was launched last September, offered funding of up to €25,000 to support entrepreneurs explore the feasibility of start-up ideas with job-creating potential in the West Region. Entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the ICT, industrial and food sectors based in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon were eligible to apply.

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Info-2-Innovate Seminar

enterpriseeuropenetworkOn the 10 May 2012 in the River Lee Hotel in Cork there is a free event for entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to understand what assistance is available to help them profit from innovation. Enterprise Europe Network are launching their Directory for Innovation Supports & Services available to all Small & Medium Enterprises in Ireland. You will hear why you should think about innovation and learn about the supports & services available to you! This information is vital to your business if you want to grow and profit from international business.

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LogMeIn Establishes New Dublin Office

LogMeInThe establishment by LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOGM) of its new Dublin office with the expected creation of 50 new jobs within the next year has just been announced. LogMeIn, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud computing and mobile services. Located in the heart of the Dublin quays along the banks of the River Liffey, the new office will house a variety of European and international functions, including sales, customer support, marketing, finance and human resources.  The company is actively recruiting for all these roles and has already more than 20 employees planned to start in the office within the next three months, with plans to nearly triple its staff within the year.

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A Salute to Peats And Other Established Businesses... Now Gone.

peatsThe Peats closure story really truck a chord with me as I was working from home the other morning before attending a rather sad funeral of a young man from the locality. It is so sad to see venerable quality firms such as Peats go out of business. They had a huge reputation for what is supposed to be the key to business success, a dedication to customer service and well trained helpful staff. They did their business in a professional way with nice retail stores offering quality products with first class after sales service. Clearly such values are no longer enough.

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