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Regional Development

Regional development

How Enterprise Ireland supports regions

Irish-owned businesses are economic cornerstones in communities around the country. They create and sustain jobs in local economies, provide a platform for strong economic growth and contribute to national prosperity. 

Unlock regional development opportunities

Enterprise Ireland supports Irish-owned businesses on their journey to achieving greater scale and reaching their global ambition. Central to this is our investment in the development of regional enterprise across Ireland, which includes funding and access to a thriving ecosystem of centres, BICs and gateways that are focused on helping companies start, grow and scale successfully. 

Smart Regions (Enterprise Innovation Scheme)

A new fund for research, development and innovation is open for applications, offering investment in regional SMEs’ infrastructure, skills and job creation initiatives.  

Regional Development Feasibility Fund

This fund aims to assist project initiators in assessing the feasibility of regional and sectoral development projects with economic potential.  

Business Innovation Centres (BICs)

With four centres around Ireland, BICs provide specialised expertise, working space, resources and funding to new and existing high-growth businesses.  

Cluster Networks

Industry clustering is a valuable tool, helping to drive regional development and national competitiveness and offers capability development and sectoral networking.  

Enterprise Hubs and Centres

Enterprise hubs and centres around the country, which are supported by Enterprise Ireland, to help as you start and scale your business.

Technology Centres

16 technology centres around Ireland enable Irish businesses and research institutions to work together on market-focused strategic R&D projects to develop solutions for Irish industry.  

Technology Gateway's

Technology gateways bridge the gap between academic research and industry needs. They help to turn ideas from universities and research centres into practical solutions for businesses.

For more information on regional enterprise support, find your local office.

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