A free workshop for business owners looking to identify potential funding sources to help scale their business. The workshop is being organised by the nine local Skillnet networks and Mid-West Regional Skills.   The workshop provides companies and business owners with the opportunity to hear and speak to representatives from the Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, IDA and local Skillnets.

The event is also a networking opportunity to meet and hear how other companies have availed of various funding options.  Preregistration is required: Contact kate@icbe.ie or  CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW


Wednesday 21st February 2018 08.00 am – 12.30 pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick

Funding for Business

08.00 am – 08.30 am Tea/Coffee and Registration

08.30 am – 08.45 am Trish Breen, Programme Support Manager, Skillnets Event Opening

08.45 am – 9.00 am Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Manager The Mid-West Region Opportunities for Growth outside Dublin

09.00 am – 09.15 am Chris Clancy, Business Adviser, Local Enterprise Office, Limerick Funding available for Companies <10 employees • Priming Grant • Business Expansion Grant • Feasibility Grant • E-Commerce Website Grant

09.15 am – 09.30 am Pat O’Meara, Director, RTR Electronics LEO Funding experience

09.30 am – 09.45 am Harriet Cotter, Senior Regional Development Executive, Mid-West Office, Enterprise Ireland Funding Available for Companies >10 Employees • Brexit preparation – Brexit SME Scorecard • Start-up Support • HSPU Funding • Established SME Funding (>10 Employees) • Large Company Funding (> 250 Employees)

09.45 am – 10.00 am Mark O’Sullivan, Director, iQuTech Enterprise Ireland Funding Experience

10.00 am – 10.30 am Tea/Coffee and Networking

10.30 am – 11.00 am Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise, Limerick Institute of Technology • Innovation Vouchers

11.00 am – 11.30 am Breda O’Toole, Head of Department Product Development & Transformation, IDA IDA Funding Supports

11.30 am – 12.00 pm Q & A Session 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Networking

Skillnet networks are funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills