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Unlock sustainable, international growth for your business

Enterprise Ireland supports Irish businesses to take a strategic approach to growing internationally. From conducting market research to improving digital sales and marketing, we can support you at every step.

Our advisors in 39 international offices can provide direct introductions to potential customers and partners. Whether you're an experienced international seller or a first-time exporter, we are here to help you on your journey.  

What you can expect on your journey with Enterprise Ireland

Businesses supported by Enterprise Ireland have access to a range of expert teams from Development and Market Advisors to Digital Marketers and Technologists. We’re here to support your business ambition, with in-depth industry knowledge and supports to start, scale and grow internationally. 

 

Find out where you are on your journey and the supports to help grow your business

 

Advice

Unwavering commitment to helping you achieve your global ambition and overcome challenges along the way.

Expertise

Guidance on key initiatives based on a track record of helping thousands of businesses scale internationally.

Development

Learning and capability building to keep your business competitive and grow sustainably.

Funding

Grants and investment to help your business grow in scale, reach and performance.

Network

Access to global connections through our international offices and Ireland's enterprise and innovation ecosystem.

Get promoted to international buyers and partners

Boost your company's visibility and get promoted to thousands of international buyers and partners, by creating your company’s showcase page on the Irish Innovation Directory. Simply log in to the portal and click Irish Innovation Directory 

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New to exporting?

If you’re considering selling into new markets, or are in the very early stages of exporting, use the resources below to start your journey.  

Market Research Centre (MRC)

Market research is vital for identifying international growth opportunities for your business. Access a wide range of market intelligence to support informed decision- making and market expansion strategies. 

Market Access

Access a range of support to help you enter and scale in new markets including regional market data and trends, knowledge of international buyers, trade missions and other activities to help your business scale internationally. 

Strategic Market Review

This program transforms senior management teams with a market-driven business strategy for rapid scaling and international growth. 

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Strategic Consultancy Assignment

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

SME

Hire an external strategy consultant for greater efficiency and growth 

HPSU Feasibility Study Grant

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Grow internationally

Start-up

Develop an investor-ready business plan

Exploring innovation

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Start-up

SME

Large company

Expand your business

Grow internationally

Become more innovative

Develop a research and development strategy

International Selling Programme

Capability Development

Grow internationally

Enhance sales & marketing

Start-up

SME

Large company

A 9-month course to accelerate international growth

HPSU Founders Forum

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Grow internationally

Start-up

Join a network of new entrepreneurs

Key Manager Support

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

Start-up

SME

Large company

Attract senior leadership talent with funding of up to €150,000 

Market Discovery Fund

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

Start-up

SME

Large company

Market Access

Enhance sales & marketing

Develop market entry strategies with funding of up to €150,000

Standard Mentor Assignment

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

SME

Start-up

Ten sessions with an experienced mentor, for new founders  

Masterclass in Market Intelligence

Capability Development

Become more competitive

Become more innovative

Grow internationally

SME

Start-up

A 3-day course to evolve your sales and marketing approach 

Enter the Eurozone

Market Access

Grow internationally

Become more competitive

Large company

SME

Start-up

Innovative HPSU Fund

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Grow internationally

Start-up

Take your start-up global with funding of up to €1.2 million

Capital Funding Support

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

SME

Against a development plan to increase international trade through improving productivity and competitiveness.

Employment Funding Support

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

SME

Against a development plan to increase employment

Research, Development & Innovation Fund

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

Become more innovative

Start-up

SME

Large company

Develop new products, services and processes

Strategic Marketing Review (SMR)

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Market Access

Grow internationally

Enhance sales & marketing

SME

5 or 10 day senior management programme to develop strategic roadmap  

Operational Excellence

Funding and Grants

Capability Development

Expand your business

Grow internationally

SME

Large company

Become more competitive

Invest in a large-scale transformation project

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