Canadian health challenges in sights of Irish innovators

Sunday Independent: Ireland is positioned as one of the world's top medtech hubs. Earlier this summer, eight Enterprise Ireland-backed companies travelled to Toronto to pitch solutions to health experts and potential partners.

The new Operational Excellence Offer

Big Ideas exhibition to showcase new technologies from Irish start-ups
Irish Times

Big Ideas is an annual Enterprise Ireland event for investor-ready start-ups from the Irish higher education sector. It gives participants the chance to pitch to potential investors and to mix with start-up and commercialisation experts.

Bloomberg Markets: Irish Businesses in America

Sean Davis, Regional Director North America at Enterprise Ireland discusses Irish companies setting their sights on America in the wake of Brexit.

Enterprise Ireland tool assesses Export Readiness
Business Plus

The interactive online tool is called the Prepare to Export Scorecard, which the agency is describing as a good starting point for companies interested in beginning to export.

Competitive Start Fund for Experienced Business Professionals - now open for applications

Can you help Enterprise Ireland map the Irish fintech sector?
Silicon Republic

What does Ireland’s fintech sector need? What are its strengths? What can be improved? Enterprise Ireland hopes to answer these questions and more with its Fintech Census.

Legal services start-up Johnson Hana adds Went and Keohane to its board
Irish Times

Former banker David Went and ex-Tesco Ireland chief Tony Keohane join Johnson Hana as non-executive directors.

Founder's daughter has welding firm steeled for future success
Sunday Independent

In 1988, Pressure Welding Manufacturing (PWM) discovered a new technology and was one of the first to introduce computerised orbital welding in Ireland. 

Export Industry Awards 2018

'I tested my first health supplement on my family – nobody died so we said we’d keep going'

When the recession hit, Dáithi O’Connor decided to rethink his career in finance and ended up going down a very different route – starting his own supplements business.

Peer-to-peer lender Flender has just raised millions to lend to small businesses

Dublin-based Flender allows businesses to borrow from and lend funds to one another. The funding is part of a wider €50 million debt financing round that the company is currently raising.

7 new start-ups begin second NDRC PorterShed accelerator
Silicon Republic

A partnership between NDRC and Galway City Innovation District (GCID), NDRC at PorterShed is a major part of Enterprise Ireland’s general strategy to create a sustainable start-up ecosystem in Ireland.

Bellurgan: Gold partner to healthcare providers worldwide #IrishAdvantage

World-leading medtech companies, such as Medtronic and Freedom Innovation, are turning to Louth-based Bellurgan Precision for the manufacture of intricate high-performing components for their products.

Time is key when capitalising on Swiss export opportunities – you can bet your watch on it #GlobalAmbition

Switzerland is known as one of the most competitive economies in the world - what is less well known is that Switzerland imported more from Ireland than from the United Kingdom in 2016, at a value of €6.4 billion.

Win free co-working desk space for three months

Talent Garden is Europe’s leading innovation platform and co-working network for digital innovation and its DCU campus is giving three companies the opportunity to win free desk space for three months. 

28 Aug 2018: CSF Application Support Workshop, Dublin
29 Aug 2018: CSF Application Support Workshop, Cork
31 Aug 2018: Extended closing date for entries for IMSTA Medtech Awards, Dublin
3 Sept - 2 Oct: 30 Tech Events in 30 Days, Dublin
5 Sept 2018: Big Ideas, Guinness Storehouse Dublin
8 Sept 2018: Deadline for applications for Enterprise Excellence Ireland Awards
13 Sept 2018: Agile Innovation Supports Event, Cork
14 Sept 2018: Talent Garden Idea Validation Day, Dublin
14 Sept 2018: SBIR Launch for Seeking Smart Solutions For Fire Safety and Universal Access in historic buildings, Limerick
17 Sept 2018: ESO Industry Information Day 2018, Dublin
18 - 20 Sept 2018: Innovation Arena at The National Ploughing Championships, Offaly
27 Sept 2018: Agile Innovation Supports Event, Wexford
26 & 27 Sept 2018: Medical Technology Ireland 2018, Galway Racecourse
16 Nov 2018: Export Industry Awards, Dublin