Funding for Business Event

  • Event: Funding for Business Event
  • Date: 21/02/2018
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Limerick,
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Are you a new or existing Micro, SME or MNC interested in the funding options available for your business?

Why not come along to our free workshop and discuss the funding sources which may help grow your business.

Take the opportunity to hear from and speak to representatives from the Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology, the IDA and local Skillnet networks.

Network with companies who have availed of these funding options.

This event is FREE of charge.


08.00 am – 08.30 am                       

Tea/Coffee and Registration

08.30 am – 08.45 am        

Trish Breen, Programme Support Manager, Skillnets Ltd. Event Opening                               

08.45 am – 9.00 am                         

Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Manager

09.00 am – 09.15 am                      

Chris Clancy, Business Adviser, Local Enterprise Office, Limerick

Funding available for Companies <10 employees                           

  • Priming Grant
  • Business Expansion Grant
  • Feasibility Grant
  • E-Commerce Website Grant

09.15 am – 09.30 am                      

Pat O’Meara, Director, RTR Electronics LEO Funding experience

09.30 am – 09.45 am                      

Harriet Cotter, Senior Regional Development Executive, Mid-West Office, Enterprise Ireland

Funding Available for Companies >10 Employees

  • Brexit preparation – Brexit SME Scorecard
  • Start-up Support
  • HSPU Funding
  • Established SME Funding (>10 Employees)
  • Large Company Funding (> 250 Employees)

09.45 am – 10.00 am                      

Mark O’Sullivan, Director, iQuTech Enterprise Ireland Funding Experience

10.00 am – 10.30 am                      

Tea/Coffee and Networking

10.30 am – 11.00 am                      

Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise, Limerick Institute of Technology

11.00 am – 11.30 am                      

Breda O’Toole, Head of Department Product Development & Transformation, IDA Funding Supports

11.30 am – 12.00 pm                      

Q & A Session

12.00 pm – 12.30 pm                     


This event is being organised by 9 local Skillnets networks together with Mid-West Regional Skills Manager, Joe Leddin and Supply Network Shannon. The Skillnets networks hosting the event are Aviation & Aerospace Skillnet, Aviation Finance Finuas Skillnet, Business Excellence Skillnet, Irish MedTech Association Skillnet, Next Level Skillnet, Limerick Chamber Skillnet, Shannon Chamber Skillnet, Innovation & Lean Sigma Skillnet and Lean & Green Skillnet.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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