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Ren Net - Renewable Energy Business Network Joanne Holmes

  1. 1. Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy Business Network
  2. 2. Background The Ren Net project is part funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IVA Cross-border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
  3. 3. Project Partners
  4. 4. Project Advisors Donegal
  5. 5. Ren Net Aims To establish a network supporting small and micro businesses in the North West Cross Border Region which are engaged in and wish to grow theWest Cross Border Region which are engaged in and wish to grow the renewable and green sector of their businesses Aid in the development of the renewable energy/green economy sector which will increase profitability and productivity for the North West Region
  6. 6. Ren Net Members 9 12 Donegal County Council Derry City Council 40 7 6 9 Limavady Borough Council Magherafelt District Council Strabane District Council
  7. 7. Network Meetings Network meetings were held on a regular basis throughout the North West region in each of the five Council areas Members explored how they could jointly identify, create and stimulate new business opportunities
  8. 8. Training Social Media Ballykelly Tradeshow Derry City Marketing Maghera Tendering Letterkenny Funding Limavady Sales Strabane
  9. 9. Mentoring 20 Ren Net members availed of one-to-one mentoring. The main topics were: Marketing Mentoring is very beneficial but even moreMarketing Digital Marketing Sales Business Planning ISO accreditation Strategic Planning beneficial but even more so when used with a broader business development programme - Forfas 2014
  10. 10. Best Practice Trip Austria Feb 2014
  11. 11. Best Practice Trip Austria Feb 2014
  12. 12. Best Practice Trip Scotland May 2014
  13. 13. Best Practice Trip Scotland May 2014 Ren Net & Mike Webber WeltecRen Net & Mike Webber Weltec Biopower
  14. 14. Best Practice Trip Belgium Oct 2014 Landed safe 7hrs after Ryanair Collision Roman Doubrava – European Commission Bert Vanderwegen – Passiefhuis Platform Adrian Joyce – EuroAce NWRCBG reception Brussels Sites
  15. 15. Best Practice Trip Belgium Oct 2014
  16. 16. Best Practice Trip Dublin Oct 2014
  17. 17. Local Trips
  18. 18. Events 1st Ren Net Tradeshow – Aura Letterkenny
  19. 19. Events
  20. 20. Events
  21. 21. Members Comments on what elements of the project brought most value to their business “The networking and shared knowledge” “Business Training” “Making new contacts with local businesses in the energy sector” “Learning about the renewable sector and the opportunities available within the sector” “The training courses were very good, very relevant and appropriate”in the energy sector” “Associations and contacts with other members who have passed on business leads/contacts” “Networking, training seminars, information and event notification” relevant and appropriate” “Best Practice Trips” “Getting to know and work with other Ren Net members, using the networks mentoring service, finding potential suppliers through Ren Net visit to Aberdeen All Energy Show”
  22. 22. Christy Lynch Efficient Renewables Ltd
  23. 23. Michael Kavanagh MK Flooring
  24. 24. Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy Business Network

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