€1m Enterprise Ireland Fund announced

A €1m Enterprise Ireland Fund has been made at the first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland proposers conference, by Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen.

The SBIR process facilitates competitions which enables public sector bodies to connect with innovation-led businesses to work on ideas which tackle challenges facing the public sector leading to better public services and improved effectiveness and value for money.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “In Enterprise Ireland our focus is on helping businesses to start, innovate and scale.

“Recent SBIR projects have involved collaborations with start-ups and innovation led businesses, providing funding for innovative new ideas that, as well as creating jobs, will ultimately improve and enhance quality of life for people”.

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