It’s not too late……….you can still sign up for ProductCamp Dublin on Thursday the 28th June!
ProductCamp is a collaborative, user organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics.
At ProductCamp there are no “attendees,” since everyone participates in some manner: This means you get to present, lead a roundtable discussion, share your experiences, help with logistics, help secure sponsorships, or volunteer.
ProductCamp is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing, and Development process!
ProductCamp Dublin will join an extensive range of Cities throughout the world which already host ProductCamp events – Silicon Valley, Washington, Austin Texas, Sydney, Berlin, London, Vancouver and many more.
ProductCamp is entirely organized by a team of volunteers, supported by the ISA Software Skillnet.
Retailer Solutions is an initiative driven by Enterprise Ireland. We work with retailers to understand their strategic and operational needs, in order to introduce value-adding, multi-channel suppliers to them that are capable of increasing efficiency, enhancing customer experience, or raising the level of innovation. This post originally featured on www.retailer-solutions.com.
Enterprise Ireland welcomed members of the retail community to the Irish Embassy, London on Thursday, 14thJune 2012 to celebrate the range of exciting technologies coming out of Ireland. Enterprise Ireland is a champion of innovation, and can provide retailers with access to emerging technologies from Irish companies with world class solutions for retail. We call this group of leading suppliers ‘Retailer Solutions’.
The event included the launch of the new short video which gives a flavour of some of the Irish companies that Enterprise Ireland works with.
As the UK isEurope’s leading eTail economy, the focus of the day was on this growing area of retail. At £68.2bn in 2011, eTail now accounts for 17% of all UKretail sales. According to IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group), eTail is forecast to grow by 13% in 2012.
The first part of the day kicked off with Michael Ross of eCommera who shared his ‘Manifesto for a ‘metailer’’ with the audience. Michael spoke about recent changes in consumer behaviour, and how this impacts on retailing business decisions. This has moved from the store to the individual: location, location, location is giving way to customer, customer, customer.
Von Bismark was there on the day to showcase its wardrobe platform, which allows customers to physically try on digital clothing, and share their experiences via social networks. Check out our Pinterest account for images of this.
Carole Brenan, EI, and Minister John Perry Launching the Fund
Do you know someone who wants to set up a new business in Donegal, Sligo or Leitrim? If you do, we would be grateful if you could please advise them of the following:
Enterprise Ireland has launched a new feasibility fund to help entrepreneurs research their business ideas. Funding of up to €25,000 per project will be considered on a competitive basis (up to 50% of eligible expenditure).
But…..please hurry as the closing date is this Friday, the 22nd of June .
This fund is open to applications from the ICT, Industrial and Food sectors including the following sub-sectors: Internet, Games SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Telecoms, Lifesciences, Cleantech and Industrial Products. Full details of the fund including the application form can be found at http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/nwf
Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Finance are hosting the World Bank / IFC in Dublin next Tuesday 19 June for a Business Opportunities in Emerging Markets seminar. The focus of this event is investment and procurement opportunities within the World Bank group of organisations.
The event will be held on Tuesday 19 June 2012, 08.30h to 17.30h in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2 and will be opened by the Minister for Finance, Mr Michael Noonan TD.
This seminar will be of interest to companies who are interested to learn more about:
- Emerging market trends and opportunities
- The World Bank Group
- Introduction to the IFC – its role, objectives, value proposition, financial products and services
- The role of MIGA
- How Enterprise Ireland, IFC and MIGA can support Irish companies in the emerging markets
- Procurement opportunities at the World Bank Group
ICT is the focus of one of the parallel sessions at 13.30. Jennifer Condon (Divisional Manager, International Traded Services & Software) is facilitating and presenting sector profile & EI supports at this session.
08:15 Registration and Coffee 08:50 Opening Remarks, Department of Finance 09:00 Key Note Address: Opportunities for Investment and Growth in Global Markets, Mr Michael Noonan, TD, Minister for Finance 09:15 Welcoming remarks, World Bank 09:30 Trends and opportunities in Emerging Markets, IFC 10:15 Introducing the IFC 11:30 The Role of MIGA 12:15Enterprise Ireland 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Parallel Break-out Sessions (Opportunities in the ICT sector/Agri-business sector/Energy sector) 15:00 Parallel Break-out Sessions (Procurement Opportunities with the World Bank Group / Opportunities in Africa / Opportunities inAsia 16:00 Networking
For further information, please contact Evelyn Smith (01) 727 2717
What have AMCS, Storyful and Cloudium Systems got in common? They are all successful Irish companies who were started by entrepreneurs who were previously employed in senior management positions and successfully transitioned to self-employment.
Enterprise Ireland is interested in assisting commercially experienced individuals in making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship. We are presently considering launching a new programme targeted at those who are interested in starting a business but who are not just ready to give up the “day job” just yet.
In the present economic climate the notion of setting up your own business may be a daunting one but it’s the ideal time if you have the right idea. Learning how to go about doing this is the first step for any potential entrepreneur. If this type of programme is something that you may have any level of interest in we would be very grateful if you would click and submit the following survey (which should take no longer than 5 mins of your time).
Everyone will still be talking about football on June 18th but we want to use the EURO 2012 championships as an opportunity to highlight links between Polish and Irish startup communities, and to discuss opportunities for the startups in their respective export markets. Enterprise Ireland, the Guinness Enterprise Centre and Huge Thing (the leading accelerator for start-ups in Poland) have teamed up to host a video conference event to give Irish and Polish start-ups a chance to learn from each other and participate in a pitching competition.
Date: Monday 18th June
Time: Lunch at 12.30 followed by the video conference at 1 pm;
Venues: Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin and Centrum Konferencyjne POLSKA 13 in Poznań
If you are interested in participating, please register via email to email@example.com, and please feel free to pass this invitation on to others who may be interested. If you’re not able to make it we’ll be providing extensive coverage on Twitter, hashtag is #startupbridge.
We all need to consider smarter ways of developing our business. R&D collaborations with universities are an innovative way for companies to save money on their R&D projects while at the same time tapping into expertise that they do not have. This may be the breakthrough your company needs. Find out how
DCU can help you to save up to 80% of the cost of your next R&D project.
DCU can provide access to university expertise that you don’t currently have in-house.
DCU Invent invites you to a free showcase event at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on June 21st at 4pm. The event is to explain to companies how they can avail of generous grants and work closely with DCU to bring new products to market.
“Collaborate to Innovate”
How to Leverage Generous R&D Grants to Tap into University Research to Grow Your Business at this FREE event
Location: Guinness Storehouse Dublin
Date: 21st June 2012 at 4pm
To find out more about Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Partnership Programme and how DCU’s research expertise can help your business, click the link below to register.
An explanation of how companies can collaborate with universities, with speakers from DCU and Enterprise Ireland.
A number of leading companies will give an overview of how they worked with DCU to take advantage of research funding and grow their business
Disney Research the elite invention-&-discovery arm of The Walt Disney Company
Certivox an award winning start-up bringing security to cloud computing
Ericsson the world leading telecoms equipment provider who have a major presence in Ireland
Netwatch a fast growing Irish company who are using the latest communications technologies to revolutionise the security monitoring industry
Research Showcase and Networking Opportunity
Leading researchers will be on hand to explain their research expertise and explore how it can benefit your business. This covers a number of key areas: Image Analysis; Sensors; Cloud Computing; Language Technologies; Information Systems; Networks and Communications Engineering; Computer Modelling,; Health and Human Performance; and Manufacturing Engineering.