Archive for Enterprise Ireland

Big task for graduates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 3 February 2011 by Steve

“Enterprise Ireland is placing 50 top-level graduates in export-led firms with markets across the globe …” (more)

[Herald, 3 February]

Visit could help grow income to €1.2bn

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 September 2010 by Steve

“The trade and education mission by Tánaiste and Minister for Education Mary Coughlan to the US should help toward growing income from overseas students to €1.2 billion this year, head of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan said …” (more)

[Fiona Gartland, Irish Times, 28 September]

Minister launches €7m Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund

Posted in research with tags , on 29 July 2010 by Steve

“Today saw the launch of a €7m fund designed to help academics turn research into jobs by bringing new products and services to market …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 29 July]

Enterprise Ireland to ‘Propel’ start-ups in ICT, life sciences

Posted in research with tags on 31 March 2010 by Steve

“State support agency Enterprise Ireland has revealed a new ‘Propel’ programme aimed at supporting up to 12 new export-focused start-ups in ICT and life sciences that are capable of achieving revenues in excess of €1m …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 31 March]

Innovation Vouchers – A Valuable Opportunity for Small Companies

Posted in research with tags , , on 31 March 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise Ireland launch their latest call for innovation vouchers tomorrow, 1 April. Each voucher is worth €5,000 and allows small companies to contract a third level institution to undertake research to solve a business problem or identify new opportunities …” (more)

[Ciarán Ó Catháin, A President’s Notebook, 30 March]

Competence Centres just the business for third-level research

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 12 March 2010 by Steve

“The launch this week of Competence Centres by Minister for Enterprise Mary Coughlan was a formality for an industry-led research initiative that is already under way. Five of the proposed nine centres have received €1 million in start-up funding. The centres are the latest in a long line of Government research and development (R&D) initiatives, but they are a step that all involved say is significantly different …” (more)

[Ian Campbell, Irish Times, 12 March]

Tánaiste announces €56m for industry-led research

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 11 March 2010 by Steve

“Tanaiste Mary Coughlan has announced a €56 million investment in industry-led research with the launch of nine Competence Centres. A mix of multinationals and small and medium-sized indigenous firms will be directly involved in nine centres designed to bridge the difficult gap between the laboratory and the market place …” (more)

[Ian Campbell, Irish Times, 11 March]

Recovery boost as Tánaiste announces €56 million research investment

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 10 March 2010 by Steve

“Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Mary Coughlan TD today provided a welcome €56m boost to companies determined to succeed and grow in the Smart Economy. Conceived by her Department as part of the Government’s Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Competence Centres are being delivered jointly by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Clusters of companies will work together to overcome common research challenges and drive opportunities for innovation, growth and jobs …” (more)

[Fianna Fáil, 10 March]

First ‘competence centre’ is launched

Posted in research with tags , , on 10 March 2010 by Steve

“Enterprise Ireland and the IDA have launched the first of five new Research & Development centres in conjunction with universities and companies. The new ‘competence centres’ are a new model of research and innovation which will involve clusters of companies working together with colleges to overcome research challenges and drive innovation …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 10 March]

Enterprise Ireland spent €1.6m on CEO courses abroad

Posted in teaching with tags on 29 July 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Enterprise Ireland (EI) spent almost €1.6m on executive training courses in the US and Dubai during 2008, despite the existence of similar courses in Ireland, according to figures seen by the Sunday Tribune. The courses are arranged under EI’s Leadership­4Growth programme …” (more)

[Ken Griffin, Sunday Tribune, 26 July]

Welcome aboard!

Posted in research with tags , , on 2 June 2009 by Steve

Ireland“As some visitors have commented the number of visitors to the blog has been pretty low so far – that’s because we wanted to get to grips with the idea before we invited the entire research community on board. Well, now we are doing just that. If you have something to say about research commercialisation in Ireland, welcome to your blog …” (more)

[Research Commercialisation, 2 June]

Technology institutes trump universities at innovation

Posted in research with tags on 12 January 2009 by Steve

“Institutes of technology are continuing to beat universities in terms of their participation in a scheme aimed to drive innovation among small Irish firms, according to new figures released by Enterprise Ireland. The innovation voucher scheme, which was a recommendation of the Small Business Forum, was first introduced by the government in March 2007 to help support small businesses. Under the scheme, small businesses can apply for vouchers of €5,000 which can be used for research on their behalf in universities, institutes of technology and other organisations. The scheme, which is operated by Enterprise Ireland, follows a similar initiative in the Netherlands. According to Enterprise Ireland figures, a total of 204 research projects have been completed under the scheme so far. Carlow Institute of Technology has worked with the most companies to date, having completed a total of 29 innovation voucher research projects. Waterford Institute of Technology ranks second, having completed 27 research projects to date under the scheme …” (more)

[Emma Kennedy, Sunday Business Post, 11 January]