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Enterprise Ireland announce €1.5m competition for start-up businesses

By | June 12th, 2017|Ireland|

A total of €1.5m in start-up funding will be available from Enterprise Ireland as part of two new competitive start-up fund competitions.

Start-ups located outside of Co. Dublin are also invited to apply to the €1m Regional Entrepreneurship Competitive Start Fund.

At least 30 successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up […]

Offaly researchers eligible for €2.5 million Irish frontier research fund 

By | April 10th, 2017|Ireland|

A new programme outlined by the Irish Research Council will make €2.5 million available for frontier research and researchers in Offaly are being encouraged to apply. The Laureate Awards programme was officially launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD on […]

Dublin City University IoT sensor firm AmbiSense gets €1m from Atlantic Bridge Fund in Ireland

By | April 4th, 2017|Ireland, Startup Fund, Venture Capital|

Founded as a research project within Dublin City University (DCU) in 2008, AmbiSense went on to become an Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up in 2014, led by co-founders Stephen McNulty, Dr Fiachra Collins and Prof Dermot Diamond.

Working within the booming field of the internet of things (IoT), the company designs and manufactures low-cost, smart, solar-powered, […]

Enterprise Ireland announces €1m in start-up funding for international entrepreneurs and recent graduates 

By | February 27th, 2017|Ireland, State or Government|

Two Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competitions worth a total of €1 million in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to international entrepreneurs and recent graduates on Wednesday, March 8.

Up to twenty successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000 each. The […]

Irish Research Council awarded €30m to researchers in 2016

By | January 9th, 2017|Ireland, State or Government|

The Irish Research Council’s full-year figures for 2016 detail funding allocated to researchers across the country.

In total, in 2016, the Irish Research Council (IRC) granted €30m in funding to 373 new researchers.

Details released in late December showed that the largest sum of funding – €15.5m – was allocated to the Government of Ireland […]

Enterprise Ireland gets a new €200k start-up Competitive Feasibility Fund

By | October 17th, 2016|Ireland, New Fund Announcement, State or Government|

A new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for entrepreneurs and early-stage start-up companies in the Cork region has been launched.

The fund, which is a key measure of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, is aimed at stimulating businesses by providing up to €25,000 in funding to each successful applicant.

The fund is open to individuals, […]

Irish university oncology start-up attracts $95m funding

By | October 4th, 2016|Ireland, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|

A new Irish company treatment company, Carrick Therapeutics, has attracted $95 million (€84.5 million) in an initial funding round.

The new financial backers to the fledgling company, which aims to build Europe’s leading oncology company, include Arch Venture Partners, one of the largest early-stage technology venture firms in […]

Enterprise Ireland’s €500,000 agricultural fund opens for applications

By | September 22nd, 2016|Ireland|

Enterprise Ireland’s €500,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) to support start-up activity in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors opens for entries today, September 21.

The fund provides €50,000 in equity fundingfor each successful applicant and will close at 3pm Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

Now in its second year, the purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to stimulate growth […]

€1m made available for two new Enterprise Ireland start-up funds

By | August 24th, 2016|Ireland, State or Government|

Enterprise Ireland’s investments into Ireland-based start-ups show no signs of slowing, with two new funds totalling €1m to come on stream soon.

Starting tomorrow (24 August), start-ups operating in fields such as games, apps, mobile, SaaS, cloud, enterprise software, life sciences, food, cleantech and industrial products are welcomed to apply for the funds


The competitive start funds […]

€500,000 fintech start-up fund announced by Enterprise Ireland

By | May 27th, 2016|Ireland, New Investments/Awards|

Announcing a new start-up fund for fintech start-ups today (26 May), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the support was a “key part” of the current Government’s push to help key sectors.

Providing €50,000 in equity to 10 selected start-ups in the fintech area, applications open at the start of June and […]