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  • 1. Presentation to Lord Mayor of Dublin• Alan Hobbs
  • 2. Our Mission
  • 3. Why it’s important…
  • 4. Highlights 2011…
  • 5. Constantly changing landscapeNew Initiatives 2011/2012• Competitive Start Fund • Potential Exporters Division• €10m International Entrepreneur Fund • New Frontiers• Job Expansion Offer • Community Enterprise Business Development• Going Global Fund • Leadership 4 Growth (Food)• Market Research Grants • Food FDI• Lean Business • Clustering Industry Ecosystems• Graduates 4 International Growth • Joint Enterprise Ireland / IDA• Leadership 4 Growth (CFOs) Ireland management working team• Education in Ireland• Overseas Network Realignment • Technology Centres • Public Procurement
  • 6. Targeting Irish and Internationally MobileEntrepreneurs• 95 HPSUs• International Ambassadors• Regional Competitive Feasibility Funds• Mentoring• “Start your own business” programmes• Female Entrepreneurship
  • 7. Research and Innovation• €97 million invested in Science and Technology in 2011• 743 Clients engaged in significant R&D• 518 Innovation Vouchers redeemed• Irish SMEs number 1 in Europe for FP7 funding• 118 licences to industry
  • 8. Trade Missions • 42 Trade Fairs and Missions with 484 participants • 813 international inward buyers • €2.14 billion in new exports sales • 320 new overseas presences established
  • 9. Funding for Business in 2012• Going Global• Competitive Start Fund• Job Expansion Fund• R&D Fund• FP 7• iHPSU• Innovation Fund Ireland 2• Development Capital Scheme• Competitive Feasibility Regional Funds• Female Entrepreneurship
  • 10. The Year ahead…• Leveraging Irish and “new” Diaspora• Sales to the public sector and Multinational Corporations in Ireland• Under-exploited potential of the BRIC and Middle East Countries• Continued growth in UK, Euro Zone and North America• Implementation of “Harvest 2020” strategy• Action plan for Jobs 2012-2013
  • 11. Presentation to Lord Mayor of Dublin• Alan Hobbs