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2018 Newsletters

Issue 30 July 2018


Glanbia Cheese to invest €130m in new Portlaoise plant
State agency now world's second-biggest fintech investor
The new Operational Excellence Offer


Issue 29 July 2018

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Export Performance in Global Markets 2017
Enterprise Ireland - Supporting Global Ambition
New Enterprise Ireland grant aid for exporters


Issue 28 July 2018

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Tech firms on crash course at New Orleans Collision event
The new Market Discovery Fund
Fintech firm Fexco to create 175 new jobs in the south west at Irish HQ


Issue 27 July 2018

Issue 27 July 2018

Global brands recruit Irish suppliers to win war for talent
Extended deadline for applications for the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2018
Dublin startup KYC to raise €5m after Hong Kong deal


Issue 26 June 2018

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Collaboration is key to medtech deals in US for Irish suppliers
Enterprise Ireland invested €72m in 87 companies last year
Minster Humphreys leads 4-day joint Enterprise Ireland/IDA Ireland trade mission to USA


Issue 25 June 2018

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Irish firms can build on their UK construction sector success
Students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) scoop top prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2018
Trade mission to Poland and Czech Republic sees more than €7.5m in new deals signed 

Issue 24 June 2018

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Almost 190 jobs to be created in Wicklow and Kilkenny by energy services firm
Enterprise Ireland launches €750,000 Fintech and Deep Tech Competitive Start Fund
New actions planned for Brexit-challenged exporters


Issue 23 June 2018

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Abtran expansion to create 350 jobs in Sligo
GridBeyond, formerly Endeco Technologies, to create 40 new jobs
Centaur Fund Services creates 30 jobs in Maynooth


Issue 22 May 2018

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Getting boots on the ground is the key to success in Italian market
Eight Irish companies join forces to create centre of excellence for medtech industry
Neurent raises €9.3m to put paid to chronic runny noses 


Issue 21 May 2018

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Right time to get on board for AsiaPac opportunities
Three Irish companies win €7m in the latest round of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
Minister Humphreys presents €3,000 prize to Martina Woods, Harry's Dog Bakery at Co. Monaghan Fuelling Ambition Roadshow


Issue 20 May 2018

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How innovative Irish agritech firms are helping to feed the world
Irish firm developing self-driving car tech sold in multimillion euro deal
15 super start-ups from Limerick to watch


Issue 19 May 2018

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Success in the Land of Opportunity
A celebration of women entrepreneurs at Áras an Úachtaráin
New Irish food tech cluster announced for €26.75m State fund

Issue 18 April 2018

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Ancient market Egypt is land of opportunity for Irish exporters
Smart Dublin launches five new innovation challenges with 800k in funding
Enterprise Ireland targets 50pc growth in Irish exports to Asia Pacific


Issue 17 April 2018

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Data centre surge connects Irish companies to Sweden
Minister Humphreys leads Enterprise Ireland's trade mission to Manchester
The new Market Discovery Fund


Issue 16 April 2018

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Extra €30m fund to boost job projects
Fintech firms must cash in on Frankfurt opportunities
The new Market Discovery Fund


Issue 15 April 2018

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UK's Northern Powerhouse offers firms opportunities
Fuelling Ambition Roadshow Waterford pitch competition winner
The new Market Discovery Fund


Issue 14 April 2018

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US retail sector checking out Irish companies' tech innovations
Enterprise Ireland offers backing for graduate-led start-ups
€300m Brexit loan scheme launched for Irish businesses

Issue 13 March 2018

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Record Food exports driven by Irish firms' innovation
The new Market Discovery Fund
How injury heartbreak for this former Kilkenny hurler spawned a start-up 


Issue 12 March 2018

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Time is key when capitalising on Swiss export opportunities
The Marian Finucane Show meets Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon
Export Market Watch - Software Sector

Issue 11 March 2018


Enterprise Ireland International Events 2018
Animation market in Great White North big draw for firms
"The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Lessons from Women Innovators"

Issue 10 March 2018

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Opportunities in Russia for Irish firms amid the rouble revival
The new Agile Innovation Fund
Fintech start-up Payslip secures €1m in investment

Issue 09 February 2018

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The Sunday Business Post's 100 Hot Start-Ups
Middle East's health sector a good match for Irish innovation
Enterprise Ireland to host 14 leading-edge Irish tech companies at Mobile World Congress 2018 

Issue 08 February 2018

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Enterprise Ireland’s start-up showcase attracts audience of over 600
Brexit offering opportunities for Irish firms in fintech area
Enterprise Ireland launches new Regional Competitive Start Fund


Issue 07 February 2018

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Partnership turns Spotlight on improving in-demand skills
The new Agile Innovation Fund
Openings for Irish firms in UK despite Brexit, Enterprise Ireland says


Issue 06 February 2018

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The proof that knowledge is power in the business world
The new Agile Innovation Fund
Nora Twomey: "Women were valued for silence rather than words."


Issue 05 January 2018

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€750,000 Competitive Start Fund now open
Ireland bridges the Gulf with game-changer for businesses
Neuromod hires research expert in move to bring tinnitus device to market


Issue 04 January 2018

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Using 3D digital modelling is blueprint for building success
Competitive Start Fund 2018
Cyber-security firm plans expansion after opening €1.5m Cork centre 

Issue 03 January 2018

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Right sales strategy can help channel firms' success
The new Agile Innovation Fund
Small firms urged to pitch for €50,000 


Issue 02 January 2018

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Irish companies will face their first real Brexit tests in 2018
Enterprise Ireland Highlights 2017
New fund aims to widen export reach


Issue 01 January 2018

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End of Year Statement 2017 
Enterprise Ireland-supported firms created over 10,000 jobs in 2017
Irish companies largely unprepared for Brexit - Enterprise Ireland  

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2017 Newsletters

Issue 51 December 2017

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Exploiting tiny amount of data is big business for IoT firms
Regional Enterprise Development Fund
21 regional projects win €30.5m in funding from Enterprise Ireland

Issue 50 December 2017

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Cultural affinity with Oman creates export opportunities
Twenty-one regional projects win €30.5m in competitive funding from Enterprise Ireland
Regional development projects secure over €30m in State funding


Issue 49 December 2017

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Strong growth in Eastern Africa offers opportunities
Marina Donohoe on Enterprise Ireland Brexit response
Drone patrols being considered to track illegal dumping in Dublin

Issue 48 November 2017

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Design can be key to shaping success for export sector 
Carne International announces 50 new positions in Kilkenny
Taxback International to create 80 jobs in Kilkenny

Issue 47 November 2017

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Med in Ireland shows medtech innovation is in good health
Immedis reveals plans to double its workforce by 2020
Taking advantage of post-Brexit opportunities


Issue 46 November 2017

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AI firm Aylien to create 70 jobs following €2m investment
An Tánaiste leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates and Oman
East of Africa: Dublin’s Vitro Software empowers The Nairobi Hospital

Issue 45 November 2017

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Innovation: the future of Irish business in Australia
Enterprise Ireland’s 12th annual financial services dinner
Dublin Aerospace to add 150 full-time jobs over next three years 


Issue 44 October 2017


How lean helps firms mean business and be competitive
Portwest’s Harry Hughes named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
A disruptive force in international recruitment


Issue 43 October 2017

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Ireland’s MedTech Advantage
Irish exporters look east for growing market in quality goods
More than 70 medtech companies to vie for investment


Issue 42 October 2017

Irish Advantage

President Higgins calls on Australian entrepreneurs to work in Ireland
Islands: Ireland building on success in the Singapore area
Combilift signs $1 million contract with Civmec in Australia 


Issue 41 October 2017

Issue 41 October 2017

Storm Technology announces the creation of 60 new jobs in Dublin and Galway as part of expansion plan
Nordic countries offer opportunities as fintech grows
President Higgins starts 24-day visit to Australia and New Zealand 


Issue 40 September 2017

Issue 40 September 2017

Supporting female entrepreneurship benefits everyone
Direct Dublin-Tokyo route ‘inevitable’ given trade growth, Tánaiste says
Monaghan forklift company expands its market in Singapore


Issue 39 September 2017

Issue 39 September 2017

Tánaiste says post-Brexit world offers opportunities for Ireland in Asia
Firms looking east can bridge the gap to Estonian market
Tipperary solar water pump inventor wins big at National Ploughing Championships


Issue 38 September 2017

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Minister Breen in call for collaboration between SMEs and public sector
Education experts must study fresh Gulf opportunities
Irish firms taking a punt by not preparing for hard Brexit are doing so at their peril


Issue 37 September 2017

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#IrishAdvantage - new digital export promotion launched at International Markets Week
Asian bank's summit will flag tendering opportunities
Two thirds of Irish exporters ‘unprepared’ for Brexit

Issue 36 September 2017

Issue 36 September 2017

€750 Competitive Start Fund opening soon
Kingdom come: new opportunities for Irish firms in Saudi
Facebook Live at International Markets Week

Issue 35 August 2017

Issue 35 28 Aug 2017

Export Market Watch - new publication
The six key tools for success in tapping export markets
Boot Camp for Innovation Arena Class of 2017


Issue 34 August 2017

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2016 GEM Report published - 35,000 new business owners
Hi-tech Dutch and Belgian ports are next stop for firms
Ireland pays big price in EU trade war with Russia


Issue 33 August 2017

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Breaking language barrier real key to Eurozone success
Scenario Planning for Brexit
GirlCrew launches app as co-founder heads for San Francisco


Issue 32 August 2017

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Irish firms need to be in pole position for CETA start date
Irish IoT platform startup Wia raises €750,000 in seed funding 
Brexit strategy: Building the right leadership, management and people capability to scale 

Issue 31 July 2017

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New tech tricks will help target digital ads and cut wastage
Irish start-up Ovvo cracks the flat pack pain
WoW Woman in Wearable Tech


Issue 30 July 2017


Join Singapore dots for direct line to new Asian markets
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s an aviation accelerator in Shannon  
New financing platform aims to support the construction of 250 homes with €60m of loans 


Issue 29 July 2017

Issue 29 July 2017

Trade deal makes Japan a land of rising opportunities
Do you have what it takes to be Ireland’s best young entrepreneur of 2018?
If you can't stand up, stand out: Ailbhe Keane on Izzy Wheels


Issue 28 July 2017

Issue 28 July 2017

First aid for medtech players targeting the US export market
Female entrepreneurs in focus as Justin Trudeau meets with Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald
Almost half of Enterprise Ireland’s CSF start-ups are now women-led


Issue 27 June 2017

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Show, not tell, to make your voice heard in the States
Spokes women turn wheels of fortune
Tech wars: Digital Hub fights back against rise of Silicon Docks  


Issue 26 June 2017

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Enterprise Ireland's Big Ideas 2017
Good prognosis for digital healthcare
UCD spin-out company head Tony McEnroe wins start-up award


Issue 25 June 2017

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Businesses must get Brexit-ready - that means being Lean
Valitacell secures €2m in new funding
Bringing Ireland’s fintech finest to Money20/20 Europe


Issue 24 June 2017

Issue 24 June 12th 2017

Fintech can lead to banks queueing up - not customers
Exporters must brace themselves for Brexit, warns Enterprise Ireland
Deal with Chinese province Guangdong set to boost Irish trade


Issue 23 June 2017

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Dublin-based digital health company HealthBeacon to add 20 jobs
EU trade deal will open doors for more exporters in Canada
Prepare for Brexit Breakfast in Limerick


Issue 22 May 2017

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Job creation projects outside Dublin to benefit from €60m fund
Multinationals on doorstep should be first port of call
Brexit Breakfast Roadshow - Galway

Issue 21 May 2017

Issue 21 May 2017

470 meetings scheduled between Irish exporters and multinationals
Got milk? Algeria offers opportunities for Irish dairy firms
Prepare for Brexit Breakfast Roadshows

Issue 20 May 2017

Issue 20 May 2017

Export Performance in Global Markets
Enterprise Ireland's Eurozone Strategy
Growth in UK exports slowed last year, says Enterprise Ireland


Issue 19 May 2017

Issue 19 May 2017

Don't rely on your gut when finding value for customers
Aviation recruitment firm creates 80 new jobs as part of Irish expansion
SMEs told to make their own preparations for Brexit

Issue 18 May 2017

Issue 18 May 2017

Irish firms are finally facing up to Brexit - EI chief Sinnamon
Sky's the limit for Irish in Middle East aviation sector
Funding of €750,000 for female entrepreneurs


Issue 17 April 2017

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100 Hot Start-Ups
SME Advice: Transform your global sales with appliance of science
Minister Halligan leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Visit to ESTEC in the Netherlands

Issue 16 April 2017

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Help on offer for Irish agri firms to move into African market
What is driving success in corporate Ireland 
Meat Technology Ireland launched 

Issue 15 April 2017

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Brexit SME Scorecard - Plan your preparation for Brexit
'Act now' - Sinnamon's fresh Brexit warning
SME Advice: Firms must innovate and act now to get ready for Brexit


Issue 14 April 2017

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New #PrepareforBrexit campaign
Seeing the wood for the trees is vital for timber exporters
Chanelle Group's Michael Burke on Brexit #GlobalAmbition


Issue 13 March 2017

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US green day is past but firms can reap benefits of an Irish trade mission all year round
How Aerogen's 'born global' mindset drove export success #GlobalAmbition
Band of brothers flourish in French market 


Issue 12 March 2017

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Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland launch nationwide Fuelling Ambition ‘Steps to Success’ Roadshow for female entrepreneurs
#GlobalAmbition: Drive in the Dutch market
Irish innovators to the fore in Austin - home of SXSW and Texan capital of keeping it weird


Issue 11 St. Patrick's Day 17 March 2017

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CNBC talk to An Taoiseach and Enterprise Ireland CEO
Combilift signs €1M contract with Aprolis/Kingfisher group in France
Minister Flanagan commences St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” Programme in Milan and Rome


Issue 10 March 2017

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Combilift's #GlobalAmbition story
Irish firms can be driving force in Swedish vehicle manufacturing
Gaining traction in Germany


Issue 9 March 2017

Issue 9 6 March 2017

Aerogen's European #GlobalAmbition story
'Made in Italy' is a powerful brand but Irish firms can sock it to local companies
Presidion: We don't know what the repercussions of a hard Brexit will be


Issue 8 February 2017

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Time is right for cleantech firms to meet demand for carbon-reducing technologies
What can Irish firms exhibiting at Europe’s largest trade fair expect? 
Meet the 30 mighty Irish firms attending Mobile World Congress 2017 


Issue 7 February 2017 

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Ireland's buzzing startup sector makes itself heard at noisy, diverse 2017 showcase
From bike locks to search-and-rescue drones... 20 firms to watch
Measuring the real value of healthcare products


Issue 6 February 2017 

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Enterprise Ireland's Start-up Showcase 2017
"Running Lean" author at Start-up Showcase 2017
Irish-Polish collaboration a springboard to other markets

Issue 5 February 2017

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Massive Russian market is ripe for Irish farmtech to do business in
Increase in Angel Investing in Ireland benefits start-ups
140 new animation jobs to be drawn at new Lighthouse Studios in Kilkenny


Issue 4 January 2017

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Brexit offers Irish firms a massive opportunity to tap into the Nigerian education market
Kastus launches superbug-killing products on trade visit to UAE
UCC licenses innovative device that moves organs during surgery


Issue 3 January 2017 

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Firms must prepare for a hard Brexit by diversifying 
Applying for the Competitive Start Fund
Central Bank to 'fast-track' bids by firms seeking move to Ireland

Issue 2 January 2017 

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Creative Expo will be international launchpad for fashion, craft and design companies
Enterprise Ireland plan puts innovation at top of growth agenda
Enterprise Ireland launches €750,000 fund for start-ups 


Issue 1 - January 2017 

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Over 200,000 people now employed by Enterprise Ireland supported companies
End of Year Statement 2016
Enterprise Ireland Strategy 2017-2020


2016 Newsletters

Issue 50 - December 2016 

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Export advice column: Irish firms will warm to new EU-Canada trade deal in the Great White North
Read about the Irish SMEs with global ambition 
Futureproof: A top-flight team of father and sons  


Issue 49 - December 2016 

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InBusiness Recognition Awards 2016 - Julie Sinnamon was named ‘Businesswoman of the Year' at this year's InBusiness Recognition Awards.
Firms can discover gift-wrapped opportunities by looking East  


Issue 48 - December 2016 


America is still the land of promise
Ostoform is “One to Watch Award” winner at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2016
Enterprise Ireland deal opens up US healthcare market 


Issue 47 - November 2016 

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Highlights from the Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte CEO Forum 2016
Enterprise Ireland #GlobalAmbition
Julie Sinnamon discusses creating business opportunities internationally


Issue 46 - November 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Sweet seduction of Switzerland should whet Irish appetites
SPECIAL REPORT - How the funding landscape is driving future growth 

Issue 45 - November 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Fintech players can bank on the Nordic countries' cashless society
Ireland will remain strong EU member, says Foreign Minister on Middle East trip

Issue 44 - November 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland #GlobalAmbition 
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Innovators and investors pitch in to develop future spin-out successes
Market Diversification is best response to Brexit for Irish exporters 

Issue 43 - November 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland #GlobalAmbition
Export Advice Column: International collaboration is the zeitgeist on Berlin tech scene
Irish cyber security firm promises 150 Dublin jobs 


Issue 42 - October 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland #GlobalAmbition 
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Medtech firms have vital role to play in defusing health time bomb 
Sunday Independent Campaign of the Week: Beating the Brexit Blues 

Issue 41 - October 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland #GlobalAmbition
Export Advice Column: Detroit in the desert is a field of dreams for Irish suppliers
Enterprise Ireland puts vision of Irish exports on international horizon


Issue 40 - October 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland launches new campaign to help Irish exporters
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Brave blossoms are not Japan's only pleasant surprise
Enterprise Ireland hosts International Markets Week for exporters


Issue 39 - October 2016 

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Ireland's fintech heroes seek to disrupt the old financial order
Marketers could learn a lot from Irish start-ups
Irish online spending on groceries rises by a quarter to €140m


Issue 38 - September 2016 


Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Irish companies gain ground in future consumer dynamo Nigeria
Finance Minister to promote Ireland as international financial services hub in Asia
Enterprise Ireland's first Life Sciences Trade Mission to the US 


Issue 37 - September 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland Export Advice Column: Irish companies gain ground in future consumer dynamo Nigeria
Finance Minister to promote Ireland as international financial services hub in Asia
Enterprise Ireland's first Life Sciences Trade Mission to the US


Issue 36 - September 2016 

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Top 10 Tips for High Potential Start-Ups
Here's to the Hibernomexicano relationship and shared prosperity
Launch of 10th Annual National Women's Enterprise Day

Issue 35 - September 2016

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Ministers Creed and Doyle Lead Major Irish Agri-Food Trade Mission to Asia
Go Dutch for big returns in the low-lying land of the giants
Modular Automation unveils a €3m expansion at its Shannon Facility


Issue 34 - August 2016

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VistaMed to create 200 new jobs as part of €10m investment
Top Tips for Exporting to Europe
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice column: Will the 'Rising Star' of Vietnam keep shining above the rest of Asia?


Issue 33 - August 2016

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Enterprise Ireland International Business Women’s Conference opens today in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee International Festival
New Frontiers: Top 10 tips for exporting to the Middle East  
Like the Rubik's Cube, Hungary is worth a twist for Irish businesses


Issue 32 - August 2016 

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New frontiers Asia: Enterprise Ireland’s top ten tips for exporting to Asia
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice column: Australian dream up for grabs
€6.6 million Horizon 2020 funding win for Enterprise Ireland Start-Ups
Brazilian economy could harness success of Rio Olympics yet


Issue 31 - August 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland Export Advice colum: Innovation can help to protect firms
New frontiers: How to Break into America
Innovation awards: Orreco aims to bring elite sports science to the masses
US Expansion – Setting up the Right Way


Issue 30 - August 2016 

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Exporters to UK struggling with threats to margins should get lean
Exporting to the UK? Download key information
Advice for Irish Exporters? Stick with the UK despite Brexit 

Issue 29 - July 2016 

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Cork-based techology HR firm to create 300 jobs
Enterprise Ireland on post-Brexit trade blitz
Enterprise Ireland adds more international trade missions

Issue 28 - July 2016 

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UK Focus for Irish business Post EU Referendum
Enterprise Ireland - Export Advice column: It's always a good time for Irish businesses to sell in South Africa
Sigmar Recruitment to take on 150 new employees 


Issue 27 - July 2016 

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Enterprise Ireland - Export Advice column: We could turn Brexit to our advantage with UK spending plans
Key information for Irish exporters to the UK
Code Institute secures €500K investment
Treasury platform vows to save SMEs a fortune in bank charges


Issue 26 - July 2016 

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Information and advice for Irish companies exporting to the UK 
John Finn, Managing Director of Treasury Solutions, provides expert advice for Irish exporters
The world reacts to the result of the UK referendum
Focus on market diversification and supports for Irish exporters


Issue 25 - June 2016 


Enterprise Ireland launches 5 Pillars of Support for Irish companies following UK decision to exit the EU
Enterprise Ireland's supports for Irish companies exporting to the UK
Techlife aims to attract 3,000 new tech professionals to Ireland every year
European Space Agency announces plans for Irish space incubator

Issue 24- June 2016 

Issue 24 20 June 2016

Newstalk: Enterprise Ireland CEO discusses growth markets and broader diversification for Irish companies
Enterprise Ireland Export Results
Exports by Enterprise Ireland companies surpass €20bn for first time
Cork-based biotech firm Metabolomic secures €1.6m in funding


Issue 23- June 2016 

Issue 23 June 2016

Student from CIT scoops top prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2016
€20M Business Angels co-investment instrument launches in Ireland
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice column: Revolution in SME culture increases appeal of the French markets
€50K available for early-stage companies working in FinTech 

Issue 22- June 2016 

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100 jobs for Datalex Dublin as part of global expansion
Enterprise Ireland Export Advice column: Czech out your prospects in the brightest star of Central Europe
NovoGrid start-up can boost revenues for renewable providers
Apply now for €50K investment with the FinTech Competitive Start Fund  


Issue 21 - May 2016 

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New €500,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to support FinTech start-ups
Calling all FinTech start-ups
Enterprise Ireland SME Export Advice column: Ireland's Polish community helps make Poland a great SME target


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

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

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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
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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
Enterprise Ireland Newsletter Issue 14
      • 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