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Business bodies join forces for unique Brexit event to provide practical advice and support for SMEs

InterTradeIreland, NI Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Small Businesses, Institute of Directors, and Invest NI are coming together for the first time to host ‘Practical Advice and Support for Brexit’, a unique one-stop-shop event being staged in Titanic Belfast on Tuesday 16th April. 


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Seedcorn 2018 winners
Seedcorn 2018 winners
€280k total cash prize up for grabs for innovative early stage companies

InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn competition 2019 is now open for entrants and is aimed at New Start and Early Stage companies in any sector on any part of the island.


Watch the video below to find out more about the competition.

InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition - How the Competition works

Register and find out more
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Are you up for the 'Challenge'?

If you are an ambitious SME looking to commercialise new ideas quickly, with reduced cost and risk, register for our FREE workshop on the 23rd May in Tipperary to find out more.


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Do you want to export, but are unsure how to take the first step?

Interview with Daithi O'Connor, Revive Active

Galway based Revive Active wanted to take that first step in the export market by testing the NI market, so took part on InterTradeIreland's Acumen programme receiving 50% funding to hire an NI salesperson.  12 months on and the NI market has doubled for Revive Active and all the signs are for further growth.


Read Revive Active's journey to export success
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How prepared are firms across the island to deal with potential shocks to post-Brexit trading environment?
Article by Kerry Curran, Policy Research Manager, InterTradeIreland

This month's blog provides insight into how prepared firms are to deal with a post-Brexit scenario that involves increases in the cost of trading across the border.   In 2016 InterTradeIreland commissioned comprehensive research to understand how firms across the island may be impacted by changes in the cross-border trading environment post-Brexit.

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with an innovative agri-food technology?

Apply for Seedbed and receive up to €10,000 for travel costs to go out and meet with potential customers and validate your business idea with EIT


This year, Seedbed is open to entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups from across the world, with up to €20,000 prizes available at the final pitch event.
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Venture for Success programme now open for applications

Are you a young, Belfast based, high growth company?  The Belfast City Council Venture for Success Programme is now accepting applications.  Apply now to be considered for a range of free business supports including up to six days of 1-to1 mentoring. 

Learn more and apply now
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Prof John Bessant
Prof John Bessant
How innovative is your organisation?

Presentations and video from Professor John Bessant's interesting lecture and workshop in Cork recently as part of our All-Island Innovation Programme Workshop Series 2019.


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20 Business Blogs to follow in 2019
by An Article from Fleximize.com

There’s a load of business advice available online, with more and more business blogs, entrepreneur interviews and SME guides appearing every day. To save you the hassle of finding your favourites, this article has pulled together a list of the very best business blogs, online magazines and websites for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Events
IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things, Limerick, 15-18 April

Limited number of 50% off discount codes available.  Contact Grainne Lennon.

Seedcorn Briefings, April/May - various locations
Tendering in Public Sector Construction Market, 7th May, Belfast
Challenge Briefing Event, 23rd May, Tipperary
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