POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION

 
POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION
POWERING
THE REGIONS
ENTERPRISE IRELAND
REGIONAL PLAN

                                DELIVER
BUILD SCALE      EXPAND REACH   GLOBAL AMBITION

                                #GlobalAmbition
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POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION
REGIONAL PLAN FOREWORD
As we near full employment it is           optimal economic balance in our                Driving balanced regional               The successful implementation
crucial that we take an ‘All of Ireland’   regions, cities and urban centres.             development is a core goal of           of the plan will underpin the
approach to deliver economic               The plan will see our indigenous base          Enterprise Ireland. Our corporate       national strategies and deliver
growth in every county in Ireland.         develop resilience and enhanced                strategy, Build Scale, Expand Reach     stronger regional enterprises, that
Government initiatives including           productivity, grow and expand into             2017-2020 places the regions at         provide sustainable employment
Project Ireland 2040, Future Jobs          the regions, drive new starts, attract         the centre of economic growth for       opportunities and local prosperity
Ireland and the Regional Enterprise        and retain talent, support female              Ireland. The strategy sets ambitious    as well as making an even greater
Plans provide the impetus to drive         led enterprises and attract foreign            targets to sustain 200,000 existing     contribution to Ireland’s economic
optimal regional growth by creating        direct investment in the food sector. I        jobs and to create 60,000 new jobs      growth and international impact.
the right conditions for enterprises       welcome this ambitious plan that will          nationwide by the end of 2020.          The aim is to futureproof jobs and
to emerge and thrive. Ireland’s future     drive economic development for the                                                     to expand the reach of Irish-owned
economic performance will depend           benefit of every indigenous company            Powering the Regions is Enterprise      companies with global ambition,
on all regions reaching their full         countrywide.                                   Ireland’s response to recent            based in every county and region in
potential. It is also essential that our                                                  Government Regional Initiatives         Ireland.
citizens can enjoy job security and                                                       including the Future Jobs Ireland
a quality life - work balance in every                                                    framework, the Regional Assemblies,
corner of the country.                                                                    Regional Enterprise Plans and
                                                                                          Project Ireland 2040. It provides
                                           Heather Humphreys
The Future Jobs Ireland framework                                                         an overarching national plan
                                           Minister for Business, Enterprise and                                                  Julie Sinnamon
will ensure that we sustain and grow                                                      underpinned by nine regional specific
                                           Innovation                                                                             CEO, Enterprise Ireland
our jobs through initiatives that                                                         plans to drive scale and expand
will see our companies embrace                                                            reach of our indigenous enterprise.
innovation and technological                                                              It is a plan with six new national
change and will drive productivity                                                        initiatives which will futureproof
and resilience in the face of future                                                      our regions through enhanced
challenges. Aligned with the Future                                                       productivity and resilience, drive
Jobs Ireland Agenda, the nine                                                             new entrepreneurship, develop
Regional Enterprise Plans provide                                                         urban centres of growth, support
the context for our enterprise                                                            the expansion of scaling companies
development agencies to deliver new                                                       into our regions and attract food
initiatives to ensure our enterprise                                                      foreign direct investment. Working
base can sustain growth and scale.                                                        in partnership with regional
                                                                                          stakeholders it will see Enterprise
This Enterprise Ireland “Powering                                                         Ireland maximize its investment
the Regions” plan, within the context                                                     through the Regional Enterprise
of its “Build Scale, Expand Reach                                                         Development Fund to strengthen
2017-2020” corporate strategy, sees                                                       regional infrastructure and drive the
Enterprise Ireland drive and support                                                      growth of businesses across Ireland.

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POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION
ENTERPRISE IRELAND RESPONSE POWERING THE REGIONS
                                                    PROJECT
                                                    IRELAND
                                                    2040
    Exports                                                                                  Embracing
    €26bn p.a. +€5bn                                                                       innovation and
    67% outside UK                                                                    technological change

                                EI CORPORATE
                                                 POWERING            FUTURE JOBS              Improving
    Jobs                        STRATEGY            THE                  IRELAND        SME productivity
    +60,000 new jobs
                                2017-2020         REGIONS               2019-2025
    created, sustain
    200,000 existing jobs
                                                                                             Enhancing
                                                                                      skills and developing
                                                    REGIONAL                           and attracting talent
                                                    ENTERPRISE
    New R&D                                         PLANS
    €1.25bn p.a.                                    2019-2020
    +50% in R&D spend                                                                         Increasing
                                                                                       participation in the
                                                                                               labour force

                                                      9 regional plans
    Spend in Economy                                                                       Transitioning
    €27bn p.a.                                                                             to a low carbon
    +€4bn                                                                                         economy

                            ACTION        REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS            COLLABORATION
                                                  RESOURCES

                                Supporting the growth of Irish companies in Ireland

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POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION
POWERING THE REGIONS
Vision                                                    Ambitions

All regions growing optimally, based on their             Maximise the
                                                          growth of
innate and unique strengths and capabilities.             Enterprise Ireland
All regions sustaining and creating regional jobs.        clients
All regions maximising their individual
contribution to economic growth and national              Strengthen regional
prosperity.                                               infrastructure to
                                                          maximise future
    Midlands
                                                          growth of Irish
    Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Laois
                                                          enterprise in the
                                                          regions
    Mid-East
    Kildare, Wicklow, Meath
    Mid-West
                                                          Support
    Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Clare
                                                          entrepreneurship
                                                          in all regions
    South East
    Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford
    South
                                                          Work in
    Cork
                                                          collaboration to
                                                          deliver regional
    Dublin                                                growth
    West
    Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
    North-East
    Cavan, Monaghan, Louth,
    North-West
    Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim

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POWERING THE REGIONS ENTERPRISE IRELAND REGIONAL PLAN - DELIVER GLOBAL AMBITION
BUILD SCALE | EXPAND REACH
                                                                                REGIONAL PLAN

                   Maximise growth                            Strengthen regional                               Support                         Work in collaboration
                     of Enterprise                        infrastructure to maximise                       entrepreneurship                      to deliver regional
                   Ireland clients in                        future growth of Irish                          in all regions                            growth
                      the regions                          enterprise in the regions

                       PRODUCTIVITY                  ENTREPRENEURSHIP            CITIES & RURAL-URBAN             CO-WORKING           SECOND           FOOD FDI
NATIONAL INITIATIVES

                       & RESILIENCE                                              DRIVERS                                               SITES
                                                     Collaborate with the                                         Launch the new                        Deliver a
                       Drive a 30% increase in       Local Enterprise            Develop an action plan to        #Worksmart-          Implement a      collaborative
                       client companies’ uptake      Offices (LEOs) to grow      optimise enterprise growth       challenge            new initiative   strategy to deliver
                       of Enterprise Ireland’s       microenterprise in every    in our cities, rural and urban   supporting 10,000    to support       food foreign direct
                       strategic supports            county in Ireland.          centres. Work in partnership     co-working           40 second        investment (FDI) in
                       including: Innovation,                                    with Local Authorities,          and incubation       site locations   regional locations.
                                                     Invest in and develop
                       Market Diversification,                                   Chambers Ireland, Atlantic       spaces in regional   by Irish
                                                     ambitious High Potential                                                                           Develop
                       Competitiveness &                                         Economic Corridor and            locations.           companies in
                                                     Start-Ups (HPSUs) in                                                                               compelling value
                       Environmental Aid.                                        the Western Development                               the regions.
                                                     every region.                                                                                      propositions for
                                                                                 Commission to deliver
                       Build productivity and                                                                                                           each region as
                                                     Further develop             innovation districts and new
                       resilience helping                                                                                                               destinations for
                                                     Enterprise Ireland’s        technology clusters. Work
                       companies to optimise                                                                                                            food FDI.
                                                     Female Entrepreneurship     with LEO’s to deliver 20%
                       growth opportunities and
                                                     Strategy.                   more start-ups.
                       expand international reach.

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POWERING THE REGIONS
                                                                                                                           Design and manufacture bespoke lighting for
                                                                                                                           commercial and residential projects employing 58
                                                                                                                           people in North Monaghan exporting to European, US
                                                                                                                           and Middle East markets.
                   Complete manufacturing and
         engineering solutions provider to global
         OEM’s employing 114 people in Donegal
                                                                                                                 A leading provider of electronic manufacturing
                                                                                                                 services and integrated supply chain solutions in
                                                                                                                 Europe located in Clonshaugh, Dublin 17 employing
                                                                            215,207 people                       over 50 people and exporting to 45 Markets.
                                                                            employed in EI
          Customer experience software and consultancy                     Client companies
           company in Galway, employing 25 people and
                 exporting to US and European markets.                      €23.8bn exports                                Innovative product and interaction design agency
                                                                            by EI supported                                located in Co Wicklow employing 36 people and
                                                                           companies in 2018                               exporting to European, US and Asian markets.

                                                                            36,666 people
  Innovative machine build and robotic specialists                         employed in 7164
in Limerick employing 55 people with expertise in                           LEO supported                        Critical Healthcare offers a customised and flexible software
      the medical device and automotive sectors.                               companies                         solution to procurement enabling tangible efficiencies and cost
                                                                                                                 savings to be realised. Based in Co Westmeath & employing
                                                                                                                 22 people, Critical Healthcare is exporting to the UK, German,
                                                                                                                 Danish and Spanish markets.

                                                                                                                                       Global provider of Funds Management
                   Leaders in IT asset disposal, reuse and                                                                             Solutions to the asset management
                    data destruction services worldwide,                                                                               industry employing 50 people in
                          employing 200 people in Cork.                                                                                Kilkenny with 250 new jobs for
                                                                                                                                       Wexford(second site) and Kilkenny.

  Supporting 4                          Investing €24.3m in the            Investing €175 million in the Seed         Investing €26.75m in funding for the
  Regional Accelerators                 Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers   & Venture Capital Scheme (2019 –           Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway
  in Galway (x2),                       programme in 14 Institutes of      2024) to stimulate job creation and        Network (2018-2022) in the Institutes of
  Waterford and                         Technology (2016-2020).            support the funding requirements of        Technology across Ireland.
  Shannon.                                                                 young innovative Irish companies.

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MIDLANDS
BUILDING ON                 Build upon the region’s STEM capabilities
REGIONAL                    (science, technology, engineering and
                                                                                                                                               Working with regional
STRENGTHS                   maths). Leverage the data science
                                                                                             Drive the Mid-East/Midlands
                            opportunities of Birr Castle’s iLofar Project,                                                                     stakeholders, develop
                            grow existing data analytics companies and                       as a centre of excellence for                     an Innovation District in
                            develop start-ups.                                               advanced manufacturing                            the Midlands to enhance
                                                                                             leveraging Irish Manufacturing                    capability and drive economic
                            Focus on new opportunities in the Low-                           Research, manufacturing                           growth. The Innovation District
                            Carbon Renewables sector by supporting                           companies and the region’s third                  will house a co-working Hub
                            the Midlands Response Team, driving start-                       level institutes.                                 and RDI capability for the
                            ups and upskilling to retain talent in the                                                                         lifesciences sector.
                            region.

IMPLEMENTING                Leverage Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT),                                                      Support 600 co-working and incubator spaces
                                                                                           Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s
                            the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and other                                                        in the Midlands #Worksmartchallenge.
ENTERPRISE                  partners to develop a robust pipeline of start-ups.
                                                                                           world-class market
IRELAND’S NATIONAL                                                                         intelligence service locally
                                                                                                                                 Support the development of Portlaoise’s
INITIATIVES AT                                                                             via Enterprise Ireland’s
                            Foster engagement between AIT, SMEs and                                                              Togher Industrial Estate for food foreign direct
                                                                                           offices in Athlone.
REGIONAL LEVEL              innovative start-ups.                                                                                investment (FDI).

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                         Midlands Future Focus
                                                                                                                                                • 600 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                                •	Drive development of
                                                                                                                                                   new start-ups
                                                                                                                                                •	Retain STEM skills and
                                                                                                                                                   talent in the region
   247
    Clients in
                 12,349
                 People employed in
                                          €15.1m
                                         Invested in EI clients
                                                                       4%
                                                                      Job growth
                                                                                            4,065
                                                                                              Supported
                                                                                                                   €2.8m  REDF
                                                                                                                                                •	Pursue Low-Carbon
                                                                                                                                                   opportunities
   the region      EI clients 2018            2016-2018                2017-2018             LEO jobs 2018                                      •	Enhance R&D and
                                                                                                                                                   innovation
                                                                                                                                                •	Support ICT, manufacturing,
                       WESTMEATH                      LONGFORD                            OFFALY                      LAOIS
2016-2018                  €4m Invested in
                         EI Client Companies
                                                        €6m Invested in
                                                      EI Client Companies
                                                                                        €3.3m Invested in
                                                                                       EI Client Companies
                                                                                                                  €1.8m Invested in
                                                                                                                 EI Client Companies
                                                                                                                                                   telecom and Low-Carbon
                                                                                                                                                   clusters

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MID-EAST
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                    Support the development of 10 smart-                Develop a state-of-the-art food
STRENGTHS                   working hubs - including MERITS                     innovation centre in the Boyne                         Drive the Mid-East/Midlands as a
                            (Naas) and Kells Tech – to retain talent            Valley Food District for the Navan-                    centre of excellence for advanced
                            in the region.                                      Meath Region.                                          manufacturing leveraging
                                                                                                                                       Irish Manufacturing Research,
                            Build on the screen-industry                        Building the region’s global                           manufacturing companies and the
                            success of Wicklow and the Mid-                     innovation hubs such as Kerry                          region’s 3rd level institutes.
                            East. Develop the sector’s existing                 Group, Naas and Devenish Nutrition,
                            companies and build start-ups.                      Co. Meath, to develop global
                                                                                innovation capability in the region.

                            Foster engagement between Maynooth
IMPLEMENTING                                                                                                                  Promote the Mid-East as a strategic location
                            University, SMEs and innovative start-ups.
ENTERPRISE IRELAND’S                                                                     Support 1,300 co-working             for food foreign direct investment (Food FDI).
NATIONAL INITIATIVES        Leverage Maynooth University, the LEOs and                   spaces in the Mid-East
                                                                                         #Worksmartchallenge.                 Exploit opportunities for company expansions
AT REGIONAL LEVEL           key stakeholders in the Mid-East to develop a
                                                                                                                              along the M2, M3, M4 and M7 corridors.
                            robust pipeline of start-ups.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                      Mid-East Future
                                                                                                                                             Focus
                                                                                                                                             • 1,300 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                             •	Build on food clustering
                                                                                                                                                capability
                                                                                                                                             •	Drive development of
   481
   Clients in
                20,266
                People employed in
                                           €25m
                                        Invested in EI clients
                                                                         2%
                                                                       Job growth
                                                                                            3,169
                                                                                              supported
                                                                                                                 €3.5m REDF
                                                                                                                                                new start-ups
                                                                                                                                             •	Further develop sectoral
  the region      EI clients 2018            2016-2018                  2017-2018           LEO jobs 2018                                       capability in the screen and
                                                                                                                                                content creation industry
                                                                                                                                             •	Enhance R&D and
                                KILDARE                                WICKLOW                                 MEATH                            innovation
2016-2018                     €13.2m Invested in
                             EI Client Companies
                                                                    €7.6m Invested in
                                                                   EI Client Companies
                                                                                                             €4.1m Invested in
                                                                                                            EI Client Companies

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MID-WEST
BUILDING ON              Develop Limerick’s Digital
                         Collaboration Centre for the                                                                       Support a new, state-of-the-art National
REGIONAL                                                                    Support the development of the                  Bio-economy Innovation & Piloting facility
STRENGTHS                film Industry and new product                      Clare Maritime Economic Zone
                         development for connected                                                                          in Tipperary to promote the conversion of
                                                                            on the Shannon Estuary to deliver               Ireland’s land and sea resources to high value
                         autonomous vehicles. Drive the Mid-                training, research and a test-bed for
                         West to become Ireland’s lead location                                                             products creating 700 jobs.
                                                                            the maritime and cruise-liner sector.
                         for the autonomous mobility sector in
                         Ireland creating 422 jobs.                                                                         Develop Shannon’s Emerald Aviation
                                                                            Support Kerry’s Agri-Tech Centre                Cluster to capitalise on global opportunities
                                                                            of Excellence driving new product               in aircraft manufacturing . Increase the
                         Support Killorglin’s RDI HUB boosting              development for the Agri sector and
                         Kerry’s financial services, digital                                                                market share for global sub-supply in aircraft
                                                                            creating 300-500 jobs.                          manufacturing.
                         innovation and ICT strengths.

                         Foster engagement between the regions Higher                                                      Promote entrepreneurship space for
IMPLEMENTING             Education Institutions (HEIs), SMEs and innovative                                                West Kerry in partnership with Údarás na
ENTERPRISE               start-ups.                                                     Support 900 co-working             Gaeltachta to attract and retain entrepreneurs.
IRELAND’S NATIONAL                                                                      spaces in the Mid-West
INITIATIVES AT           Leverage University of Limerick, Limerick IT, IT               #Worksmartchallenge                Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s world-class market
REGIONAL LEVEL           Tralee, the LEOs and key stakeholders in the Mid                                                  intelligence service locally via Enterprise
                         West to develop a robust pipeline of start-ups.                                                   Ireland’s offices in Shannon and Tralee.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                   Mid-West Future
                                                                                                                                          Focus
                                                                                                                                          • 900 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                          • 1000+ new jobs
                                                                                                                                          •	Support Financial Services,
                                                                                                                                             ICT, Digital, Maritime,
   593
   Clients in
                24,303
                People employed in
                                          €32.9m
                                          Invested in EI clients
                                                                      5%
                                                                     Job growth
                                                                                         5,786
                                                                                          Supported
                                                                                                             €15.3m REDF
                                                                                                                                             Aviation and Bio Economy
                                                                                                                                             clusters and sectors
  the region      EI clients 2018              2016-2018              2017-2018          LEO jobs 2018                                    •	Enhance R&D and
                                                                                                                                             innovation
                                                                                                                                          •	Drive development of new
                             KERRY                    TIPPERARY                      CLARE                    LIMERICK                       start-ups
2016-2018                 €8.3m Invested in
                         EI Client Companies
                                                      €6.5m Invested in
                                                     EI Client Companies
                                                                                    €7m Invested in
                                                                                  EI Client Companies
                                                                                                              €11m Invested in
                                                                                                            EI Client Companies

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SOUTH
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                       Support the expansion of the                                                            Drive the development of the ‘Blue
STRENGTHS                      Ludgate Innovation Centre in                Support Cork City’s North-Side              Economy’ in Ringaskiddy building from the
                               Skibbereen creating 390 new                 for Business Initiative to build            base of 30+ companies in the Maritime and
                               jobs.                                       enterprise capacity in the area             Energy sectors.
                                                                           and establish a Family Business
                               Drive Cork’s VistaAgri Hub to               Centre of Excellence to                     Support the growth and expansion of IT@
                               support the next generation of              support family enterprises and              Cork, the region’s ICT cluster, to strengthen
                               Agritech entrepreneurs creating             build best-practice knowledge               the ICT ecosystem and create 580 jobs over
                               190 new jobs.                               and research.                               3 years.

                               Foster engagement between                 Support 1,400 co-working and incubation             Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s world-class
IMPLEMENTING                   UCC, Cork IT, SMEs and                    spaces in the South #Worksmartchallenge.            market intelligence service locally via
ENTERPRISE IRELAND’S           innovative start-ups.                                                                         Enterprise Ireland’s Cork office.
NATIONAL INITIATIVES                                                     In collaboration with Teagasc promote
AT REGIONAL LEVEL              Leverage UCC, Cork IT and                 Ireland and Cork as a world class                   In partnership with Údarás na Gaeltachta
                               the LEOs in Cork to develop a             destination for Dairy & Food foreign direct         promote initiatives to attract and retain
                               robust pipeline of start-ups.             investment.                                         entrepreneurs to the Múscraí Gaeltacht.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                 South Future Focus
                                                                                                                                        • 1,400 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                        • 1000+ new jobs
                                                                                                                                        •	Support new clusters
                                                                                                                                           including AgriTech, Blue
                                                                                                                                           Economy and ICT

   541
   Clients in
                23,902
                People employed in
                                         €30.3m
                                         Invested in EI clients
                                                                         2%
                                                                     Job growth
                                                                                        3,160
                                                                                          supported
                                                                                                               €5m REDF
                                                                                                                                        •	Drive development of new
                                                                                                                                           start-ups
  the region      EI clients 2018             2016-2018               2017-2018         LEO jobs 2018                                   •	Enhance R&D and
                                                                                                                                           innovation

                                                        CORK
2016-2018                                          €30.3m Invested in
                                                   EI Client Companies

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SOUTH-EAST
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                        Develop Kilkenny’s Centre for                                                                     Support 3DWIT to develop industry
STRENGTHS                       Design (C4D) to promote design                                                                    training in new manufacturing techniques
                                                                                    Support Carlow’s Insurtech
                                and design-thinking concepts                        Enterprise Development                        and provide prototype development
                                amongst industry creating 250 jobs.                 Centre to provide insurance                   services creating 600 jobs.
                                                                                    innovation, training and business
                                Support Waterford’s Incupharm – a                   development creating 50 new                   Support the Crystal Valley Tech ICT
                                specialist incubator to develop an                  enterprises and 300 jobs.                     cluster and nurture the formation of a
                                innovation hub for the lifescience                                                                cluster for engineering and lifescience to
                                sector creating up to 125 new jobs.                                                               grow the industry base in the region.

                                Foster engagement between IT Carlow, Waterford IT, SMEs
IMPLEMENTING                    and innovative start-ups.
                                                                                                            Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s world-class market intelligence
ENTERPRISE IRELAND’S                                                                                        service locally via Enterprise Ireland’s Waterford office.
NATIONAL INITIATIVES            Leverage IT Carlow, Waterford IT and the LEOs in Carlow,
                                                                                                            Support 900 co-working and incubator spaces in the South-
AT REGIONAL LEVEL               Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to develop a robust pipeline
                                                                                                            East #Worksmartchallenge.
                                of start-ups.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                      South-East Future
                                                                                                                                             Focus
                                                                                                                                             • 900 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                             •	1000+ new jobs
                                                                                                                                             •	Drive development
                                                                                                                                                of new start-ups
   438
    Clients in
                  19,293
                 People employed in
                                          €22.9m
                                              Invested in EI
                                                                       5%
                                                                      Job growth
                                                                                            5,165
                                                                                             Supported
                                                                                                                 €5.6m  REDF
                                                                                                                                             •	Enhance R&D and
                                                                                                                                                innovation
   the region      EI clients 2018          clients 2016-2018          2017-2018            LEO jobs 2018
                                                                                                                                             •	Support ICT, telecom,
                                                                                                                                                engineering clusters and
                                                                                                                                                sectors
                              CARLOW                    KILKENNY                    WEXFORD                  WATERFORD
2016-2018                    €3.7m Invested in
                            EI Client Companies
                                                        €7.5m Invested in
                                                       EI Client Companies
                                                                                    €7.8m Invested in
                                                                                   EI Client Companies
                                                                                                               €3.8m Invested in
                                                                                                              EI Client Companies

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DUBLIN
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                     Foster Dublin as a national catalyst for                                                                 Support SPADE to establish a new
                                                                                    Support the expansion of the
                             growth and as an International Tier I City                                                               kitchen incubator for the food
STRENGTHS                                                                           Guinness Enterprise Centre creating
                             by building relationships with regional and                                                              sector creating up to 250 jobs in
                                                                                    302 jobs in the heart of Dublin City.
                             other international cities. Develop ICT,                                                                 the heart of Dublin City.
                             Fintech and Services clusters.
                                                                                    Contribute to the development of
                                                                                                                                      Support the Social Innovation
                                                                                    the Grand Canal Innovation District
                             Utilise Dublin’s unique enterprise base                                                                  Hub in the Liberties, Dublin City
                                                                                    and the Dublin iHub supporting the
                             and infrastructure to optimise growth                                                                    Centre to foster innovation and
                                                                                    creation of 90 jobs and 35 companies.
                             across the four local authority areas.                                                                   entrepreneurship in the area.

                                                                            Support 2,800 co-working and
                             Foster engagement between Dublin’s                                                        Drive national City-to-City connectivity by fostering
                                                                            incubation spaces in Dublin
IMPLEMENTING                 Higher Education Institutes (HEIs),                                                       clusters and relationships with other regional cities.
                                                                            #Worksmartchallenge.
ENTERPRISE                   SMEs and innovative start-ups.
IRELAND’S NATIONAL                                                          Deliver Enterprise Ireland world
                                                                                                                       Promote the Small Business Innovation Research
INITIATIVES AT               Leverage Dublin’s HEIs, the LEOs and
                                                                            class market intelligence service
                                                                                                                       (SBIR) programme in the Dublin area in partnership
REGIONAL LEVEL               key stakeholders to develop a robust                                                      with the Local Authorities to create new business
                                                                            locally via Enterprise Ireland’s
                             pipeline of start-ups.                                                                    opportunities for SMEs.
                                                                            offices in Dublin.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                     Dublin Future Focus
                                                                                                                                            • 2,800 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                            •	Drive new start-ups and
                                                                                                                                               scaling companies
                                                                                                                                            •	Enhance R&D, innovation,
                                                                                                                                               technical capability and skills
  2012
   Clients in
                 76,815
                People employed in
                                       €101.3m
                                            Invested in EI
                                                                        5%
                                                                       Job growth
                                                                                           5,953
                                                                                             supported
                                                                                                                 €9.3mREDF
                                                                                                                                            •	Build relationships with key
                                                                                                                                               national and international
  the region      EI clients 2018         clients 2016-2018             2017-2018          LEO jobs 2018                                       stakeholders
                                                                                                                                            •	Support ICT, services,
                                                                                                                                               innovation and fintech
                                                                                                                                               clusters and sectors
                                                       DUBLIN
2016-2018                                           €101.3m Invested in
                                                    EI Client Companies

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WEST
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                        Support Burren Lowlands to develop                        Support the BIA Innovator
STRENGTHS                       an enterprise platform to create                          Campus to develop a multi-
                                                                                                                                          Nurture ambitious start-ups
                                and attract additional jobs in South                      purpose food innovation campus
                                                                                                                                          across Galway, Mayo and
                                Galway and North Clare.                                   in Athenry creating 360 jobs.
                                                                                                                                          Roscommon with 40 new export-
                                                                                                                                          oriented ventures starting and/or
                                Support the delivery of a National                        Build an innovation centre of
                                                                                                                                          scaling in the region.
                                Marine Innovation and Development                         scale in Galway City to double
                                Centre at Cill Chiaráin, Co. Galway                       GMIT’s iHub capacity to support
                                creating 200 jobs.                                        40+ enterprises.

IMPLEMENTING                    Foster engagement between NUIG, GMIT, SMEs and innovative                        Support 1,000 co-working and incubator spaces in the West
ENTERPRISE                      start-ups.                                                                       #Worksmartchallenge.
IRELAND’S NATIONAL
INITIATIVES AT                  Leverage NUIG, GMIT, the LEOs and key stakeholders to develop                    Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s world-class market intelligence
REGIONAL LEVEL                  a robust pipeline of start-ups and entrepreneurs for the region.                 service locally via Enterprise Ireland’s Galway office.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                         West Future Focus
                                                                                                                                                • 1,000 co-working spaces
                                                                                                                                                •	Drive development of
                                                                                                                                                   new start-ups
                                                                                                                                                •	Enhance R&D and
                                                                                                                                                   innovation
   391
    Clients in
                 14,547
                 People employed in
                                             €24.3m
                                                 Invested in EI
                                                                          5%
                                                                        Job growth
                                                                                               3,197
                                                                                               Supported
                                                                                                                   €7.1mREDF
                                                                                                                                                •	Support medtech, food,
                                                                                                                                                   lifesciences and maritime
   the region      EI clients 2018             clients 2016-2018         2017-2018            LEO jobs 2018                                        sectors and clusters

                                        GALWAY                             MAYO                      ROSCOMMON
2016-2018                              €14.1m Invested in
                                      EI Client Companies
                                                                        €7.8m Invested in
                                                                       EI Client Companies
                                                                                                        €2.4m Invested in
                                                                                                       EI Client Companies

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NORTH-EAST
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL
STRENGTHS                         Link the Ballybay Food Hub                                                                     Support the Focused Engineering
                                                                           Support the Bio-connect Innovation                    Network to future-proof the region’s
                                  and Boyne Valley Innovation
                                                                           Centre in Monaghan – a national                       engineering sector for the challenges and
                                  District to develop an
                                                                           biotechnology research centre for the                 opportunities of Industry 4.0.
                                  agri-food cluster that is
                                                                           agri-food sector that will generate a
                                  internationally recognised
                                                                           sustainable bio-economy, innovative                   Sustain jobs and build resilience for
                                  for food production and
                                                                           products and 250 jobs.                                client companies using key supports in
                                  innovation.
                                                                                                                                 response to Brexit.

IMPLEMENTING                      Foster deeper engagement between Dundalk IT, SMEs                           Deliver Enterprise Ireland’s world-class market intelligence
ENTERPRISE                        and innovative start-ups.                                                   service locally via Enterprise Ireland’s Dundalk office.
IRELAND’S NATIONAL
INITIATIVES AT                    Leverage Dundalk IT and LEOs in the North East to                           Support 600 co-working and incubator spaces in the North
                                  develop a pipeline of innovative start-ups in the region.                   East #Worksmartchallenge.
REGIONAL LEVEL

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                         North-East
                                                                                                                                                Future Focus
                                                                                                                                                •	Increase productivity and
                                                                                                                                                   resilience among SMEs to
                                                                                                                                                   withstand Brexit
                                                                                                                                                • 600 co-working spaces

   322
    Clients in
                  17,391
                 People employed in
                                         €36.5m
                                             Invested in EI
                                                                        3%
                                                                      Job growth
                                                                                              3,520
                                                                                               Supported
                                                                                                                    €5.4m REDF
                                                                                                                                                •	Drive cluster activity in agri-
                                                                                                                                                   food, engineering, ICT and
   the region      EI clients 2018         clients 2016-2018           2017-2018              LEO jobs 2018
                                                                                                                                                   fintech sectors
                                                                                                                                                • Enhance R&D and innovation
                                                                                                                                                •	Drive development of new
                                      LOUTH                              CAVAN                           MONAGHAN
2016-2018
                                                                                                                                                   start-ups
                                  €12.7m Invested in                  €11.8m Invested in                    €12m Invested in
                                 EI Client Companies                 EI Client Companies                  EI Client Companies

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NORTH-WEST
BUILDING ON
REGIONAL                                                                   Develop the “Blue” Coastal                          Maximise the impact of the Leitrim
STRENGTHS                       Support the Strandhill                     Economies in Killybegs & Strandhill                 Food Enterprise Zone project to create
                                Digital Gaming Campus                      to diversify, compete internationally               137 new jobs through export-focused
                                and Inishowen Digital                      and drive new products, innovations                 agri-food start-ups. Build on the success
                                Innovation Hub to drive                    and enterprise.                                     of the Drumshanbo Food Hub.
                                the region’s Digital /
                                Creative Cluster and                       Increase digitalisation of the region’s             Sustain jobs and build resilience for
                                enhance start-up support.                  SMEs through the European                           client companies using key supports in
                                                                           Research DEVISE project.                            response to Brexit.

                                Foster deeper engagement between Letterkenny                     Promote entrepreneurship in West Donegal in partnership with
IMPLEMENTING                                                                                     Údarás na Gaeltachta and in collaboration with the Atlantic Economic
ENTERPRISE                      IT, Sligo IT, SMEs and innovative start-ups.
                                                                                                 Corridor initiative to attract and retain entrepreneurs.
IRELAND’S NATIONAL
                                Leverage Letterkenny IT, Sligo IT and the North-
INITIATIVES AT                                                                                   Support 500 co-working and incubator spaces in the North-West
                                West LEOs to develop a pipeline of innovative
REGIONAL LEVEL                  start-ups in the region.                                         under the #Worksmartchallenge #SmartAtlanticWay co-working
                                                                                                 initiative.

2019+ BUILDING ON THE CURRENT TRACK RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE REGION                                                                   North-West
                                                                                                                                          Future Focus
                                                                                                                                          •	Increasing productivity and
                                                                                                                                             resilience among SMEs to
                                                                                                                                             withstand Brexit
                                                                                                                                          •	500 co-working spaces

   210            6,341                    €7m                      9%                  2,651                   €5.2m
                                                                                                                                          •	137 jobs through agri-food
                                                                                                                                             start-ups
   Clients in   People employed in         Invested in EI         Job growth              supported                  REDF                 •	Drive cluster activity in
  the region      EI clients 2018        clients 2016-2018         2017-2018            LEO jobs 2018                                        marine, medtech, digital
                                                                                                                                             gaming sectors, BPO/
                                                                                                                                             financial and engineering
                                                                                                                                          •	Enhance R&D and innovation
                                     DONEGAL                             SLIGO                              LEITRIM
2016-2018                         €3.6m Invested in
                                 EI Client Companies
                                                                     €2.7m Invested in
                                                                    EI Client Companies
                                                                                                          €768k Invested in
                                                                                                         EI Client Companies
                                                                                                                                          •	Drive development of new
                                                                                                                                             start-ups

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REGION/OFFICE                                                                 TELEPHONE            ADDRESS

 HEAD OFFICE                                     Dublin                        +(353 1) 727 2000    The Plaza, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3, D03 E5R6

 REGIONAL NETWORK
 MIDLANDS & MID-EAST                             Athlone                       +(353 90) 648 7100   Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 NX72
 NORTH-EAST                                      Dundalk                       +(353 42) 935 4400   Finnabair Industrial Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 RYY1
 NORTH-WEST                                      Sligo                         +(353 71) 915 9700   Finisklin Business Park, Sligo, F91 VK3V
                                                 Letterkenny                   +(353 74) 916 9800   CoLab, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, F92 CPX7
 MID-WEST                                        Shannon                       +(353 61) 777 000    4500 Atlantic Avenue, Westpark, Shannon, Co Clare, V14 Y177
                                                 Tralee                        +(353 66) 714 9394   13/14 Denny Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, V92 XY5C
 SOUTH                                           Cork                          +(353 21) 480 0200   Industry House, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, T12 WCH2
 SOUTH-EAST                                      Waterford                     +(353 51) 333 500    Waterford Industrial Park, Cork Road, Waterford, X91 K46F
 WEST                                            Galway                        +(353 91) 735 900    Mervue Business Park, Galway, H91 XE9N

Ireland’s
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                              and Investment and
                                             Funds Investment     Funds
                                                   Programmes 2014-2020.   Programmes 2014-2020.
Co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.
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