Enterprise Excellence
September 15, 2017

ICBE 10:10 Knowledge Sharing Event

Stay Competitive: 50 Takeaways Past & Future from Irish Business Leaders and Ken Kreafle, Cheryl Jones, Glenn Uminger ex Toyota Motor Executives Thursday, October 26th Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare…

Lean for Micro
September 12, 2017

LEO Meath Launches LEAN for Micro

Would you like to learn how to make your business more competitive? LEAN tools and techniques are helping companies across the globe to address competitiveness issues within their business, building…

Lean/Sigma Network
September 4, 2017

Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet Courses and Events

Innovation and Lean/Sigma Network September 2017 Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation Management on September 4, 2017 9:30 am Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills on September 15, 2017 9:00 am Best…

Lean Construction
August 29, 2017

IT Sligo launch new programmes in Project Management, BIM and Lean Construction

Building on the success of existing programmes related to Project Management, the department of Civil Engineering and Construction at IT Sligo are delighted to announce that they have been approved…

Case Study
August 29, 2017

Lean Construction Ireland Case Studies

These case studies have been reviewed by members of Lean Construction Ireland and summaries are presented and a weblink for each for your use. These are useful materials to further…

Case Study
August 29, 2017

The lean journey of Antwerp University Hospital

CASE STUDY – How an improvement program of the British national healthcare system inspired a Belgian hospital to launch an organization-wide lean transformation with the active support of the HR…

Lean Startup
August 18, 2017

How to Make a Unicorn at a Lean Startup Workshop

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. There is limited time and money available to convert your ideas and dreams into viable and successful products and services and a plethora of…

August 15, 2017

IRDG Lean Product Development (LPD)

Lean Product Development (LPD) focuses on the elimination of waste in all facets of the product development process. It provides a very practical tool-kit for Better, Faster, Cheaper execution of…

September 15, 2017

Repak Recycle Week 2017

This Repak Recycle Week, commencing September 2017, we are celebrating 20 years of packaging recycling success in Ireland. Repak was established in 1997 in accordance with EU legislation that was…

September 13, 2017

Quick Start Guide for B2B EEE Producers

Complying with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations – 2014 (S.I. No. 149 of 2014) This short guide is for organization’s that supply Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) onto…

September 13, 2017

Global Seaweed Market 2017-2021

Seaweed belongs to a group of plant-like organisms that grow in the sea. It is a multi-purpose product widely used as food for both human and animals. Seaweed can be…

September 13, 2017

Coastwatch Survey 2017

The Coastwatch Survey is designed to give an overview of the state of the coast. It involves volunteers from all walks of life checking their chosen 500m stretch of coast…

Water Quality
September 12, 2017

EPA Drinking Water Report 2016

Treatment needed for 25 supplies at risk of contamination with Cryptosporidium says EPA Monitoring of public drinking water in Ireland shows that: 99.9% of samples comply with the microbiological standards…

September 12, 2017

Study Finds Microplastic Pollution is Increasing on Irish Continental Shelf

NUI Galway researchers provide the first assessment of microplastic pollution in marine sediments from the Irish continental shelf Researchers from the School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway have…

September 4, 2017

Country records best ever showing in IBAL litter survey

Country records best ever showing in IBAL litter survey • 80% of towns and cities as clean as European counterparts • “absence of community involvement” explains ongoing litter problem in…

September 4, 2017

Ask-Valerie tool could speed up innovation in agriculture

Farmers and foresters are under increasing pressure to produce more quality food while better managing and conserving natural resources and ecosystems. Having the right information and advice can help them…

Case Studies
September 14, 2017

SEAI Energy Case Studies

Whether you’re planning energy efficiency upgrades or learning about projects around Ireland, our case studies can show you how energy efficiency projects have been completed. Case Studies Available on SEAI…

ISO 50001:2011
September 14, 2017

DIT awarded international best practice certification for energy management

DIT joined a small group of leading Irish public sector bodies, which have received the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems Standard. This international best practice certificate is awarded to organisations…

Energy Event
September 12, 2017

Promoting and Financing Energy Efficiency in Ireland and the United Kingdom

This event aims to engage policymakers and stakeholders in an informed discussion on ways to upscale energy efficiency investments. This includes sharing best practice on how to reach out to…

energy efficiency
September 4, 2017

How one college slashed its heating bills by 80%

Gurteen Agricultural College has slashed its heating bills by 80pc since converting to renewable energy sources. Ten years ago Michael Pearson made a calculated decision on the potential of renewable…

Renewable Energy
September 4, 2017

Shaping the future of energy in Europe

In many ways energy powers our lives and we depend on a reliable supply of energy at an affordable price, but at what cost to our environment? The European Environment…

August 29, 2017

UCC welcomes wave and tidal energy experts

Ireland is “ideally positioned to become a global market leader in wave and tidal energy production,” according to the organiser of an international conference at UCC this week. Affectionately known…

August 11, 2017

IERC’s Project NOVICE to develop new business model in energy efficiency

The International Energy Research Centre, hosted in Tyndall National Institute, Cork, has been successfully selected by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative to coordinate a €2million energy research contract for…

August 8, 2017

Ulster University to lead on major cross-border project to develop consumer-owned energy storage

Ulster University has launched an EU-funded €6.7million cross-border research project to develop a range of consumer-owned energy storage resources to meet current and future electricity market needs. The launch of…

September 12, 2017

New €2.9m EU project will boost energy efficiency and cut water costs

Engineers and business experts from Trinity College Dublin are the technical leaders in a new €2.9m EU-backed project that will lighten the load on stressed water networks and reduce associated…

September 12, 2017

Boost for Louth companies with launch of Co-Innovate programme

It is believed that over 1,400 SME’s will benefit from a €16.6 million cross border scheme supporting innovation, that has been launched today by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and…

September 12, 2017

Calling ambitious innovators who want to shape the future of the Irish food and drink industry

Bord Bia and Maynooth University look for aspiring innovators to join industry-first programme. Bord Bia and Maynooth University have teamed up to offer an industry-first programme which aims to enhance…

August 17, 2017

Polar IceTech teams up with CAPPA

Polar IceTech, a Midleton firm, is expanding its cryogenic cleaning services with the help of CAPPA Cork Institute of Technology, Bioexplore & Enterprise Ireland. Polar IceTech Polar IceTech are dry…

August 15, 2017

Boosting the circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe

The European Commission invites organisations who engage with and support SMEs (e.g. sector associations, industry associations, SME umbrella organisations or networks, chambers of commerce) in the European Union to put…

August 11, 2017

New Innovation Programme for SMEs

Register your interest for the Co-Innovate programme Co-Innovate is a new programme supported by the European Union’s INTERREG programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body with InterTradeIreland as lead…

NCP 2017
August 3, 2017

Wildcard opportunity at the Ploughing’s Innovation Arena

The search is on to fill the last spots at the National Ploughing Association’s Innovation Arena. Run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, the event has…

August 3, 2017

Minister Breen unveil plans for Local Enterprise Village at Ploughing Championships

‘Local Enterprise Village’ from the Local Enterprise Offices set to boost profile of small Irish companies Plans to boost the profile of Irish small businesses and start-ups at Europe’s largest…

September 12, 2017

Ireland aims to be an ‘agritech island’ with new €20m start-up fund

A new fund set up by ISIF and Finistere Ventures aims to make Ireland an ‘agritech island’, with another €20m set aside for global start-ups. Irish start-ups working in agritech…

September 5, 2017

Fulbright-EPA Award in Water, Climate Change or Sustainability now open!

The Fulbright Commission & the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study…

September 4, 2017

€750k Enterprise Ireland fund opening for start-up applications

Competitive Start Fund is aimed at all sectors with focus on agritech, manufacturing, lifesciences and renewables A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise…

August 30, 2017

EU LIFE: New help for SMEs in the circular economy

Are you a company that offers sustainable products or services that is looking to expand? An organisation that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? A regional authority? If so, why…

European Innovation Partnerships Initiative
August 21, 2017

Open Call for Proposals under the EIP’s Initiative

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) invites applications for funding in the second of two open calls for proposals under the European Innovation Partnerships Initiative, under the…

Rural Development
August 10, 2017

€24 million European Innovation Partnerships Initiative – Creed launches second call for proposals

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the second of two Open Calls under the European Innovation Partnerships Initiative (EIP).    Projects…

July 25, 2017

Minister for Rural and Community Development announces over €500,000 Investment for 22 marine projects in Mayo, Sligo

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. (Monday, 24th July) joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG)…

July 10, 2017

NUI Galway Attracts over €3 Million in EU Funding for the North and West

The north and west of Ireland is to benefit from an investment of over €3 million in research initiatives. The support has been granted to NUI Galway by an EU…

Green Teams
September 12, 2017

EPA supported National Green Teams Programme

EPA supported National Green Teams Programme launches for organisations looking to motivate their staff and improve performance Enhancing performance through green teamsEPA supported National Green Teams Programme launches for organisations…

August 16, 2017

GPP4 Growth – Survey

The Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment is a partner in the Interreg Project, GPP4Growth. This project brings together partners from nine countries, to exchange experiences & practices and…

August 10, 2017

2020 European Green Capital competitions open for entries

Local governments across Europe are invited to apply for the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award 2020 for larger cities, and the European Green Leaf Awards 2019 for smaller cities….

August 8, 2017

European Commission aims to kick-start the circular economy amongst SMEs

The Commission issued a call for expression of interest for supporting stakeholders In 2015, the European Union adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular…

August 4, 2017

Go Green – How SMEs can save money

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to enhance their environmentally responsible practices was the audience for a recent seminar hosted by Business in the Community Ireland and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County…

August 3, 2017

Jobs for a green future

This year, the European Commission’s EU Green Week, the biggest annual event on Europe’s environmental calendar, was dedicated to green jobs. Events in Brussels and across Europe looked at the…

July 26, 2017

Green Public Procurement and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy

Public procurement and the purchasing of services, works and supplies cover about 14 % of European gross domestic product (GDP). Procurement initiatives, tools and guidance therefore have tremendous power and…

July 24, 2017

EU GPP News Alert July

Inside this issue you will find details of the European Clean Bus deployment initiative launched last week by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions. Several European cities…

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