Enterprise Ireland's Online Newsletter

Enterprise Ireland’s online newsletter communicates with our clients and the wider audience of stakeholders, opinion formers and Diaspora. The e-newsletter provides highlights of our client companies’ success stories and announcements, as well as updates on our offers, programmes and initiatives.

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2016 Newsletters

Issue 20 - May 2016 

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Engineering firm LotusWorks to create 100 jobs in Sligo
Enterprise Ireland director of the ASEAN region highlights opportunities in Indonesia
Exertis Supply Chain Services opens state-of-the-art GMP controlled biopharma facility in Limerick

Issue 19 - May 2016 

Issue 19 May 2016

Sunday Independent: New Enterprise Ireland SME Export Advice column: Don't be put off by Chinese whispers - demand is unmet in many sectors
RTE The Business: Conor Fahy discusses cultural nuances for doing business overseas
Green Energy solutions for Maritime sector

Issue 18 - May 2016 

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Developing collaboration between academia and industry
Orla Battersby discusses taking Silicon Valley best practice to Ireland
Pioneering technology to lower risk of falls in elderly 

Issue 17 - May 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland's Meabh Conaghan talks to Mary Kennedy about the Food Works programme
EY Entrepreneur of the Year: 24 firms shortlisted for award
The Galway man using gaming tech to liven up business data

Issue 16 - April 2016 

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BDO Development Capital Fund leads €6m investment in the Obelisk Group
25% increase in international students studying in Ireland since 2012
D4H technologies - They could be heroes
Irish scientists in breakthrough to protect phones from superbugs

Issue 15 - April 2016 

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Women's Academy to be held in Dublin this week
‘Tech hub’ is a ubiquitous term – not everyone knows your niche
Arab Irish Forum kicks off as trade tops €5bn
A syndicate of Irish food entrepreneurs is investing in human-grade dog snacks

Issue 14 - April 2016 

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Sunday Business Post 100 Hot Start-Ups, supported by Enterprise Ireland
Bizimply raises €2m in funding round to fuel growth plans
Kinesis Health signs UK partnership
Enterprise Ireland invests €2.5m in ArcLabs in Waterford

Issue 13 - April 2016 

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Atlantic Bridge Capital confirms a new €140m fund for tech companies 
The Irish entrepreneurs in the lucrative world of sports injury prevention
SMS pioneer Joe Cunningham: ‘Mobile operators need to shake their inertia’

Issue 12 - March 2016 

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Win the chance to pitch to Richard Branson
Irish colleges and companies secure €251m of EU science funding
Grasshopper Skateboards targets UK & US markets with eco-friendly designs

Issue 11 - March 2016 

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Oneview Healthcare becomes first Irish company listed on Australian Stock Exchange
Food start-up Bean & Goose creates chocolate Irish hare as an alternative to the traditional Easter egg
Kudos for Irish company Active Mind as Obama uses their Game Golf device

Issue 10 - March 2016 

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The empowered role model putting in long hours for Ireland's home-grown businesses
Interview with Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO, on scaling Irish business - RTE Radio 1 The Business
Making the most of SXSW

Issue 9 - March 2016 


The Rise of Female Entrepreneurship - Ireland’s Success Stories
Food Works 2016 - Take your Food Business to the World
Enterprise Ireland and NDRC launch new €50k Entrepreneurship Fund for Female Founders
Obama to address South by Southwest Interactive Festival - Irish Times

Issue 8 - February 2016 

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"Food Works" is Canvassing for Food Entrepreneurs
Gateway UCC launches SPRINT Accelerator Programme
Outsourcing: the world is your recruitment agency - Irish Times
Hiring medtech firm to triple Irish business - Irish Independent


Issue 7 - February 2016 


Leading Irish telecommunication companies showcase their technologies at world’s largest mobile trade fair
Visiting the GP from comfort of home with Webdoctor - Irish Examiner
NDFA Meet the Buyer Schools PPP Bundle 5 - Irish Building Magazine

Issue 6 - February 2016 

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APC opens new headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 jobs
Support for entrepreneurs is vital for growing economy - The Irish Times
Enterprise Ireland sets out plan for 2016 to help build and scale start-ups - Irish Independent
Perigord Premedia receives funding for global growth - Business World

Issue 5 - February 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland Start-up Investor Day - over 300 start-ups, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at Dublin Castle
Enterprise Ireland helps High Potential Start-Ups grow and internationalise
Over 1,500 jobs forecast for start-up companies 

Issue 4 - February 2016 

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40 jobs in Dublin at online learning company Shaw Academy
Ireland is well placed to grow financial services jobs by one third
Geoscience Ireland targets 150 jobs in 2016
New initiative to help 50 Irish start-ups grow

Issue 3 - January 2016

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O’Brien Fine Foods announces €14m development at Timahoe facility
€3m Accelerator Development Scheme - call for expressions of interest
€5m allocated to Health Innovation Hub Ireland 
Soundwave acquired by music streaming service Spotify 
Competitive Start Fund - call closing soon

Issue 2 - January 2016

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Enterprise Ireland welcomes Action Plan for Jobs 2016 Target
3D4 Medical announces 70 jobs over next 18 months
Minister English launches national IP Protocol 2016
Competitive Feasibility Fund now open
Innovation Voucher Call Opens 20th Jan

Issue 1 - January 2016

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Trade and Investment Mission to Netherlands and Germany
Government aims to create 25,000 jobs in the Mid East by 2020
Taoiseach visits major Sisk pharma project during Netherlands visit 
Ireland's International Creative Expo Celebrates its 40th Year

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2015 Newsletters

Issue 31 - 21st December 2015

Good News from 2015

Christmas 2015This has been a busy year for promoting entrepreneurship and helping create the conditions for jobs. Have a look at this quick infographic capturing the main highlights of 2015...

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Issue 30 - 15th December 2015 

Enterprise Ireland awarded ‘Best Semi State Agency 2015’ at the InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards

Thumbnail 30“Seamless Stitches” device wins Clinical Innovation Award 2015
Showcase 2016 - the best of Irish creativity
Blueface opens new office at Dublin's IFSC
Cork flight school signs contract with Turkish Airlines
iCabbi to create 20 new jobs in 2016
Dairymaster sweeps winners board at the National Agribusiness Awards.

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Issue 29 - 9th December 2015 

 Innovation Showcase 2015 a great success

Thumbnail 29Twelve innovative ideas that can transform people's lives get a chance to shine
Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs revealed
Beats Medical wins Google’s Adopt a Start-up programme
Alternative sources of finance for Irish SMEs
MTN partners with Digital Skills Academy to drive their transformation
Chanelle Group named Top Achiever


Issue 28 - 1st December 2015 

Enterprise Ireland ranked third globally for Seed Investment

Thumbnail Issue 28Minister Coveney leads largest trade mission to West Africa for two decades
Global business opportunities open up for Irish SMEs through the Enterprise Europe Network
Cork firm secures €4.2m in EU funding to develop ground-breaking device
Discover the supports to grow your business
Irish research projects secure €180m in Horizon 2020 funding
€250 million North East North West jobs strategy launched


Issue 27 - October 2015 

Cultivating Innovation at National Ploughing Championships

Thumbnail Issue 27Irish Startup Gathering one of the largest startup events in the world
Discover the supports to grow your business at Innovation Showcase
126 Irish exporters and 69 multinationals on trade and investment mission in Ireland
Irish companies announce significant contracts during China trade mission
Minister Bruton opens €20.6m “Research Powerhouse” at Maynooth University
Design a key focus for Med in Ireland 2015


Issue 26 - July 2015 

Record Export Results for 2014

Thumbnail Issue 26€250k fund now open to design-led start-up companies
International business conference to harness the power of the Irish female diaspora
Blue Insurance to create 100 new jobs in Dublin
Enterprise Ireland launches a competitive investment fund for overseas entrepreneurs
€62 million invested in Irish based companies by Irish venture capital firms
€12 million in contracts signed in South Africa


Issue 25 - April 2015 

Irish Entrepreneurs – the heroes of our economic recovery

Newsletter Issue 25

  • 63 Irish companies on a mission to explore trade opportunities in the Gulf
  • Global Shares to create 80 new jobs as part of expansion plan
  • EPS Group invests €3 million in its Mallow plant
  • Payback Loyalty to double Limerick workforce
  • Glanbia Dairy Facility brings hundreds of jobs to Kilkenny
  • Sunscreen for satellites: New ENBIO space tech facility opens in Ireland


Issue 24 - February 2015 

Getting a lift: 400 jobs on the way for Monaghan and the North East region

Newsletter - Issue 24

  • Enterprise Ireland client companies announce the creation over 1000 new jobs
  • The Start-up Class of 2014 comes to Dublin Castle
  • €25m investment in Dairy Processing Technology Centre
  • Baileys €600k innovation partnership with Enterprise Ireland
  • Oneview Healthcare signs its first deal in the Middle East
  • Bowel cancer blood test 'breakthrough'


2014 Newsletters

Issue 23 - December 2014 

Innovation is a Story of True Courage

Newsletter - Issue 23

      • Bringing the Irish Innovation Community together
      • Showcase Ireland 2015
      • Hoxton Ventures announces €6m fund for Irish start-ups
      • Danone opens a €26m production line in Wexford
      • Software entrepreneur from Dublin named ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’
      • All eyes on China


Issue 22 - October 2014 

CarTrawler driving jobs growth in Ireland with 400 new jobs

Newsletter Issue 22 November 2014

      • Enterprise Ireland clients triumph at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
      • Dairygold to create 115 jobs as part of €117m investment
      • A Rising Star within the Irish Cleantech Sector
      • Innovation Showcase
      • €5m investment in new pharma manufacturing tech centre
      • Trade increase after successful Turkey mission


Issue 21 - September 2014 

Australia trade mission yields contracts worth €10million for Irish companies

Newsletter Issue 21

  • Upward momentum continues as record €17.1bn in exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2013
  • Diageo opens new Guinness Brewery at St. James’s Gate
  • Early stage entrepreneurial activity at its highest since the onset of the economic crisis
  • New Walsh Whiskey distillery to create 55 jobs for County Carlow
  • Irish company patents new DNA testing technology for meat products
  • Galway med tech firm ArraVasc wins multi-million euro contract in China


Issue 20 - June 2014

New €500,000 Competitive Start Fund for Graduates to support start up businesses

Newsletter Issue 20

  • Knowledge Transfer Ireland, a new innovation service for companies launched
  • Taoiseach and Minister Quinn honour the contribution of the Student Ambassadors to Education in Ireland
  • Taoiseach and Minister Bruton Announce 350 New Jobs at Voxpro
  • Student from University of Ulster scoops top prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2014
  • New $172million venture capital fund to set up in Ireland with support from Enterprise Ireland and NPRF
  • Successful Enterprise Ireland Trade Missions to Texas, Qatar, Oman and Switzerland


Issue 19 - April 2014

US$16M collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Newsletter Issue 19

      • 2014 European Business Angel Congress bringing 350 business angels to Dublin
      • Enterprise Ireland Client OxyMem Wins Overall ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award
      • Irish Start-up company aims to power golf pros through innovative nutrition
      • Tapastreet to Collaborate with UK’s National Weather Service
      • ESA launches first Sentinel Earth Observation Satellite


Issue 18 - March 2014

1850 new jobs to be created over next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies

Enterprise Ireland Newsletter - Issue 18

      • €250,000 up for grabs for Irish Climate Change Pioneers!
      • €25m of contracts signed during Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia led by Minister Bruton
      • New business angel food syndicate helps Irish start-up Elivar raise €700,000 investment
      • Launch of Enterprise Ireland's Trade Missions Programme 2014
      • Enterprising Chief Who Builds Irish Business
      • Getting the job done – and getting the funding
      • Minister Bruton announces €75million second Development Capital Fund
      • Minister Sherlock Opens the APT Technology Gateway in Athlone Insititute of Technology


Issue 17 - January 2014 

Gulf Trade Mission Creates 95 Jobs and €65m in Business Deals

Enterprise Ireland Newsletter - Issue 17

      • 200 International Buyers for Showcase - Ireland's Creative Expo
      • 18,033 Jobs and Continually Growing Exports in 2013 – Enterprise Ireland End of Year Statement
      • Community Enterprise Centres create 9,300 jobs in the past decade
      • Online Media Hub PR Slides Raises €500k in Seed Funding and becomes a High Potential Start-Up
      • Enterprise Ireland launches first online networking platform for female entrepreneurs
      • Dublin software company GeoPal Solutions raise €1.5million in seed funding and will create 20 new jobs
      • Irish Medical Device patented “Cool Brain” en route to Market
      • Comet chaser ‘Rosetta’ has technology from 2 Irish companies on board


2013 Newsletters

Issue 16 - December 2013 

€79 Billion Horizon 2020 Fund Comes to Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Newsletter - Issue 16

      • Dublin Web Summit 2013 – Europe’s Largest Technology Conference
      • CEOs Confidence in Economic Recovery Soars
      • Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa and Nigeria
      • €21M investment in ‘milk mining’ announced at Technology Centres Expo
      • Congratulations to Dr. Frank Ryan
      • Letter from Irish Prime Minister to the Irish people as Ireland exits bailout
      • 5-day, 3-city Trade and Investment Mission to India
      • Minister Bruton announces €125million first Development Capital Fund
      • Céad míle fáilte for 500 Brazilian students
      • Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Securing Awards


Issue 15 - October 2013 

50% of the World's Medical Technologies Purchasing Power Visit Ireland for Med in Ireland Conference

Enterprise Ireland Newsletter Issue 15 - October 2013

      • Looking forward to Dublin Web Summit
      • Minister Quinn leads Enterprise Ireland Education & Technology Mission to Brazil
      • Investors pitch 21 'Big Ideas' to investors at Enterprise Ireland technology showcase
      • Minister Sherlock launches €23 million Technology Gateways for industry
      • Enterprise Ireland launch SPRINT programme for start-ups
      • Dairygold invests €33 million in processing expansion suppported by Dept of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation though Enterprise Ireland


Issue 14 - September 2013 

New Enterprise Ireland offices in Austin and Istanbul
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      • Looking to access the brightest minds in research?
      • 13-year-old Waterford programmer delivers NY Apple Store keynote speech
      • Over 130 new jobs as three Irish food companies invest almost €9 million in major development programmes
      • Enterprise Ireland champions Irish suppliers to global equine industry
      • Consulting Ireland launch new Cluster Programme in 'Winning Business Internationally'
      • Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector


Issue 13 - June 2013

Enterprise Ireland put the spotlight on Innovation and Competitiveness during Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

Issue 13 - July 2013 Enterprise Ireland put the spotlight on Innovation and Competitiveness during Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

      • Enterprise Ireland Annual Report 2012
      • €54 million invested in 84 Irish based companies by Irish venture capital firms supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2012
      • Irish Tourism Device Company signs major deal with Freedom Trail, Boston
      • Irish Technology save Lives in Western Canada
      • Style-Eyes wins Enterprise Ireland's 'One to Watch' Award 2013


Issue 12 - May 2013

Job Boost for South East as Glanbia set to create 1600 positions

ISSUE 12 - May 2013: Job Boost for South East as Glanbia set to create 1600 positions

      • Record €16.2 billion exports from Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2012
      • Latest roundup of job announcements by client companies
      • Welcome to Ireland, the eHealth capital of Europe
      • Ireland is making a name as the choice destination for technology start-ups
      • Minister for Small Business leads Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Czech Republic and Poland


Issue 11 - April 2013 

High-potential start-ups to create 1,600 new jobs in three years

ISSUE 11 – April 2013: High-potential start-ups to create 1,600 new jobs in three years

      • Tasty opportunity for Irish food entrepreneurs
      • Irish e-learning start-up wins a deal in China
      • 120 new business start-ups created under New Frontiers
      • Irish cleantech and construction companies sign contracts in France worth €1.5m
      • Tánaiste leads an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey
      • Nanotechnology looms high on the Horizon


Issue 10 - February 2013 

Ireland takes its turn at EU helm

Enterprise Ireland - Issue 10 - February 2013 - Ireland takes its turn at EU helm

      • Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo
      • Calling all enterprising students to ‘Think Outside the Box’
      • Inspiring female entrepreneurship on a global scale
      • Connolly’s Red Mills signs deal with world’s top female showjumper
      • Altobridge wins major rural mobile broadband contract
      • Ireland to gain from three ESA contracts


2012 Newsletters

Issue 09 - December 2012 

We are looking for Stories of Irish Business Successes

ISSUE 9 - December 2012 - We are looking for Stories of Irish Business Successes

      • €5m government-funded Cloud Computing Technology Centre to turn good ideas into good jobs
      • 50 Years of Export Success to Germany
      • Equinome open Australian office to expand sales in the Asia-Pacific region
      • €8m in deals announced during Canada trade mission
      • Education in Ireland welcomes 40 new Student Ambassadors from eight countries
      • Irish company develops sensor solution used on Discovery series


Issue 08 - November 2012 

Kerry Group creating 800 jobs with €100m investment

Issue 8 - November 2012 - Kerry Group creating 800 jobs with €100m investment

      • €500,000 start-up fund for budding female entrepreneurs
      • CEO survey: overseas markets far more important than local economy
      • Enterprise Ireland reports on successful trade mission to Brazil
      • Medical devices and functional foods key focus for export growth - Minister Sherlock on trade mission to Japan
      • Irish company to lead European Space Agency environmental project
      • Taoiseach meets with Irish life sciences companies in Philadelphia and Cleveland


Issue 07 - September 2012 

Exporters attending this year’s IMW demonstrate ‘optimism, enthusiasm and sheer energy’

Issue 7 - September 2012 - Exporters attending this year’s IMW demonstrate ‘optimism, enthusiasm and sheer energy’

      • Get your foot in the door – the Irish Diaspora can help you
      • 2,200 people start a new business each month in Ireland – GEM Report
      • Niall Quinn kickstarts campaign to fill 1,500 vacancies in Irish-owned software companies
      • Final open call for applications to the Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund for 2012
      • New Ideas – Big Investments


Issue 06 - July 2012 

Record €15.2bn exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies

Issue 6 - Record €15.2bn exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies

      • Latest roundup of job announcements by client companies
      • €250k fund to target female entrepreneurs
      • Cluster and grow - creating value from industry led collaboration
      • Light therapy for horses wins Enterprise Ireland's "One to Watch" Award
      • President Higgins presents Ireland's Champions of EU Research Awards


Issue 05- May 2012 

80 Irish companies develop technologies with European Space Agency

Issue 5 - 80 Irish companies develop technologies with European Space Agency

      • Latest roundup of Irish company announcements - jobs, deals and more
      • Leading Irish Cricketer Kevin O'Brien to "bat" for Ireland's International Education offering in India
      • Let's Do It Galway!
      • Canadian investors give major support to UCC spin-out company InfiniLED
      • New Info2Innovate web-based directory for SMEs launched


Issue 04 - April 2012 

Trade forum highlights opportunities for Ireland and China

Issue 4 - Trade forum highlights opportunities for Ireland and China

      • €35m contracts signed on Enterprise Ireland China Trade Mission
      • Get Export Ready - Enterprise Ireland launches new programme of supports to get more Irish companies exporting
      • 25 Irish companies look to grow their business in Turkey
      • Food Works – New initiative launched to support next generation food entrepreneurs
      • Cork based Treemetrics revolutionises global forestry industry


Issue 03 - February 2012 

Enterprise Ireland Graduates 4 International Growth Programme sees 80 young graduates head off for International Markets

Issue 3 - Action plan for 100,000 new jobs by 2016

      • Entrepreneurship in the spotlight
      • The icing on the cake for Profitero
      • New step in China - Ireland relations
      • Going Global Fund first call for 2012 open for applications
      • Shedding new light on eye disease


2011 Newsletters

Issue 02 - December 2011 

Enterprise Ireland Graduates 4 International Growth Programme sees 80 young graduates head off for International Markets

Issue 2 - Enterprise Ireland Graduates 4 International Growth Programme sees 80 young graduates head off for International Markets

      • Enterprise Ireland's End of Year Statement 2011
      • 91 new jobs at Bord na Móna in €6m investment
      • Quarter three results for Enterprise Ireland-backed high-potential start-up companies (HPSU)
      • Imperative Energy Ltd Wins "Best in BioEnergy"
      • New Facility to Support Innovation - University of Limerick


Issue 01- November 2011

Welcome to Enterprise Ireland's Newsletter

Issue 1 - Welcome to Enterprise Ireland's Newsletter

      • €10m fund to attract international entrepreneurs to Ireland
      • Clinical innovations recognised at Med in Ireland 2011
      • Key economic news 2011
      • 3, 2, 1...blast off for Irish technologies on Galileo Satellite
      • The‘Big Idea' - tackling tooth grinding with technology