Research and innovation, involving collaboration between businesses and knowledge providers, and utilising EU funding, is one of the motors that will drive sustainable development in Ireland. This was the clear message given by a panel of industry practitioners, Enterprise Ireland, and an eminent academic from the University of Strathclyde at a research and development-themed seminar held in Intel Shannon last week.
Shannon Chamber has teamed up with Supply Network Shannon and Enterprise Ireland to deliver a half-day seminar on the practical benefits of accessing and utilising national and EU research and development (R&D) funding for product, process and/or technology development. The seminar, which takes place at Intel Shannon on Wednesday, 23 March from 8.30am to 12.15pm, includes an impressive line-up of national and international contributors.
Over five hundred companies and executives have signed up to a new online service that provides senior professionals and companies with an exclusive online forum for developing business and executive career planning. Irish based company The Interventions Group launched Execpass in 2010. Execpass is a subscription based service aimed at Companies and high-level managers/professionals who are validated before they gain membership. The idea behind the service is to offer an exclusive service that will speed up business development and senior recruitment by getting straight to the decision makers.
Bridgewater Management are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the tender to deliver Start Your Own Business Programmes in Clare during 2011 by Clare County Enterprise Board. Lucy Reidy, Business Advisor and her team have organised an information evening on Wednesday 9th February for anyone interested in finding out about starting a business in Clare (and surrounding counties so people from Limerick and Galway are most welcome).
Midwest Showcase 2010, a combined seminar and exhibition on entrepreneurship and innovation in the Midwest which will be held at Thomond Park, Limerick on Thursday 21st October, has just been launched. This is the first year of the Midwest Showcase and is a joint collaboration of a number of Networks and support agencies expanding the Enterprise Acceleration Centre (EAC) at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Showcase which has run successfully for the last 3 years.