Partnership turns Spotlight on improving in-demand skills

Sunday Independent: With national and international competition for talent heating up, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Irish companies to attract and retain talent.

The new Agile Innovation Fund

Openings for Irish firms in UK despite Brexit, Enterprise Ireland says
Irish Times

Even with the threat of Brexit on the horizon there are “opportunities in the UK which are untapped from an Irish perspective."

GirlCrew: An Irish-founded social networking app for women
Irish Examiner

Female friendship is the raison d’être of Dublin-based start-up GirlCrew, the first company in Ireland to create an online platform which allows women to find other women with whom to socialise.

IT firm Ergo brings 100 new jobs to Dublin and Cork
Silicon Republic

As it forecasts reaching €100m in revenue by 2020, IT Solutions firm Ergo has announced that it is to expand its workforce by 100 people.

Fifth annual FutureScope to explore how IoT, VR and AI will change the business world
Irish Independent

FutureScope 2018, the conference aimed at improving the relationship between Ireland's entrepreneurial community and multinationals, will take place this summer. The conference will host more than 120 speakers and panelists on 31st May.

Stable of Ireland – passion and creativity in the Westbury Mall
Irish Times

The perceptive female duo behind Stable of Ireland have a talent for knowing where to look, a commitment to going for it, and the courage to run with inspiration and ideas.

Banks embracing ‘innovation theatre’ more than digital change
Irish Times

Speaking at Future of Fintech in Dublin recently, Chris Skinner said banks were largely focused on “innovation theatre” rather than on real changes that bring benefits to customers.

Glanbia to spend €125m increasing capacity at Belview
Irish Independent

Milk supply to Glanbia Ireland grew by 9pc in 2017 and further investment is now planned in order to increase milk processing capacity at Belview in line with farmers' plans for expansion, it confirmed.

DCU spin-out company Pilot Photonics raises almost €1m
Irish Times

Pilot Photonics, a spin-out company built on more than a decade’s work by research teams at Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, has raised almost €1 million in funding.

MML taking controlling stake in Travel Department
Business Plus

MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland, a private equity fund, is to make a substantial investment in tour operator Travel Department that will give it a controlling stake in the company.

NDRC ventures received more than €50m in funding in 2017
Silicon Republic

2017 was a positive year for NDRC and the companies in its portfolio, with 80 ventures supported in 2017 through an array of programmes.

Meet the Dublin start-up that's trying to save accountants drowning in paperwork

As many traditional financial services are eaten away by fast-moving fintech firms, there is one process that according to Circit founder David Heath, has been left largely unscathed – the financial audit.

BioExel Medtech Accelerator programme at NUI Galway announce first round of winners
Irish Tech News

Innovative new solutions to medical challenges will be developed by six new companies announced yesterday as participants in the BioExel Accelerator Medtech programme, the NUI Galway initiative supported by Enterprise Ireland.

London event showcasing tech jobs in Ireland
Irish Independent

Hundreds attended the 404 London event which showcased career opportunities available on Irish sites. It was run in partnership with Tech/Life Ireland, a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

Enterprise offices help create 4,000 start-up jobs
Irish Independent

Almost 4,000 jobs were created last year by start-ups and small businesses backed by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) bringing the total number of jobs created by LEO-supported companies to 15,000.

22 Feb 2018: Business Planning, Athlone
22 Feb 2018: Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise
14 Mar 2018: Meet the Buyer, Dublin
16 Mar 2018: Closing date for Student Entrepreneur Awards