Strong growth in Eastern Africa offers opportunities

Sunday Independent: Beyond the “glass half-empty” headlines of Africa, lies an expanding market in the second-fastest growing region in the world.

Marina Donohoe on Enterprise Ireland Brexit response
Channel 4 News

Marina Donohoe, Director UK & Northern Europe, on Channel 4 News discussing the Enterprise Ireland Brexit response and preparing client companies for all eventualities.

Drone patrols being considered to track illegal dumping in Dublin

A total of €600,000 in funding is available for technological solutions to address problems including illegal dumping and flooding as part the SBIR joint initiative between Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland.

Rubicoin takes top prize at Eir Spider awards
Irish Times

Fintech start-up Rubicoin has taken the top prize at this year’s Eir Spider awards for their product 'Invest', an app designed to make it easy for people to start investing from their smartphone.

EU approves Enterprise Ireland scheme for struggling SMEs

European Union competition regulators said they have approved a €10m Irish support scheme for the restructuring of small and medium-sized companies. 

Tracking device from Irishman's firm being used worldwide
Irish Times
A tracking device inspired by an Irish businessman after he survived a mountaineering accident in the French Alps is now being used by search and rescue agencies in Scandinavia, several European states, South Africa and Australia.

Appraisee wins first-ever NDRC at Portershed Investor Showcase

Appraisee has won NDRC’s first-ever Investor Showcase at PorterShed, seeing off seven competitors to scoop €30,000 in finishing investment.

No money? Just flag your taxi
Business Plus

A new taxi app called Flag will allow a passenger to travel and pay the taxi fare without a phone, cash or bank card, while ensuring the driver still gets paid.

Waterford welcomes launch of NDRC@ArcLabs accelerator programme
Silicon Republic

The accelerator is based in ArcLabs at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), and is open to applications from teams or individuals, both in Ireland or overseas, in all technology sectors.

Nigeria the number one destination for Irish exports out to Africa
Irish Independent

Irish trade with Africa is increasing. Businesses here sent €23m in exports to Nigeria during the month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office. 

SureWash Uses Computer Vision to Teach Proper Hand Washing Techniques

While attending Med in Ireland, US online publication MedGadget, tried out SureWash's innovative product which teaches and verifies correct hand washing techniques for clinicians, patients and hospital visitors.

Prolego Scientific claims first prize as UCD Start-up of the Year
Silicon Republic

Prolego Scientific, has walked away with University College Dublin’s Start-up of the Year Award and a €20,000 prize, as well as winning the overall UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.

Dublin BIC Innovate Programme Showcase 2017


BeeInstant was the overall winner at the showcase which concluded a 12-week accelerator programme as part of Enterprise Ireland's Female Entrepreneurship Competitive Start Fund.

Clinical Innovation Award 2018

Cleveland Clinic and Enterprise Ireland are recognising the importance of clinical innovation by presenting the Clinical Innovation Award 2018. Application closing date is 20 December.

The Marie Sklodowska Curie Career-FIT

Career-FIT, the postdoctoral fellowship programme, is open for applicants. A key feature of Career-FIT is the opportunity for experienced researchers from outside Ireland to develop their careers in market focused applied research.

Brexit Advisory Clinic, Tralee, 5th December 2017

5 Dec 2017: Brexit Advisory Clinic, Tralee
6-7 Dec 2017: Medtech Rising, Galway
8 Dec 2017: Going for Growth application deadline
12 Dec 2017: Ecommerce Workshop, Galway
26 Jan 2018: Brexit Scenario Planning, Dublin
8 Feb 2018: Policy Forum for Ireland, Dublin