InterTradeIreland launches new Cross-Border Trade Hub to capitalise on boom in trade

We were delighted to welcome over 200 delegates to our recent ‘Unlocking New Cross-Border Trade Opportunities’ conference, which saw the launch of InterTradeIreland’s new Cross-Border Trade Hub.


The hub provides direct access to the latest trade information to help businesses benefit from the growing estimated annual £10.4bn cross-border trade opportunity.


We welcomed a host of expert speakers and local businesses to Dublin Castle, including Exact Group from Newry and Howard Farms from Cork who shared their experiences of achieving successful cross-border growth with the support of InterTradeIreland.

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Cross-Border Trade - what you need to know

Join us on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at Ebrington Hotel, Derry-Londonderry. This event will help you to understand the Customs and VAT rules for cross-border traders or those who intend to trade across the border.


Businesses can chat with specialist business mentors to receive free advice on areas related to Customs and VAT, meet with the InterTradeIreland team and avail of the practical support on offer from the Cross-Border Trade Hub.

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Explore your business innovation potential

Do you want to explore next steps for your business with the support of a specialist?


InterTradeIreland's new Business Explorer programme can help match you with an expert to help develop your ideas, products, or guide you through a business challenge to identify a solution.

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Get funding to help your export business grow and thrive

InterTradeIreland’s Acumen programme funds up to £17,250/€21,562 to recruit an experienced salesperson to open new cross-border revenue streams, saving time and reducing the risk of investing in the cross-border market. 

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Innovation Boost: Apply now

Have an idea that would really benefit your business? Innovation Boost can provide the expertise to bring your ideas to reality. 


With up to £56,000/ €67,900 of support to grow your business through academic expertise and a dedicated project manager, let us help you bring your idea to life.

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STEM jobs for those who want to stand out

InterTradeIreland’s Career Boost programme connects science, engineering and technology graduates to innovative project management jobs throughout the island of Ireland.


Applicants get a unique opportunity to 'stand out' as a project manager in a local business delivering a highly innovative project with the comfort of academic support throughout.

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InterTradeIreland's Synergy Programme

Synergy, from InterTradeIreland, believes in the power of partnerships. The Synergy programme is designed to help SME’s, by involving them and introducing them to innovative networks. Networks that bring together SME’s, entrepreneurs, academics, corporates and third sector participants to solve common problems and identify joint opportunities that exist in Ireland and Northern Ireland.


There’s also funding available from the Synergy programme to assist clusters and networks to realise these all-island opportunities and possibilities. This funding can help facilitate and scale cross-border collaboration via cluster and network development support. 

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Shared Island Fund: Bioeconomy Demonstration Initiative Scheme

Interested in finding out more about the bioeconomy and how you can be part of it?


As part of the Irish Government’s Bioeconomy Demonstration Initiative Scheme, InterTradeIreland recently held a webinar to discuss issues related to the bioeconomy and how this scheme can support your business through funding opportunities in the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy. 

If you are interested in finding out more, click the link below for access to a recording of the webinar and presentations slides from the Shared Island Unit, DAFM and DAERA.

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Upcoming Events
Go-2-Tender Supplies and Services Workshop

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November

9.30am - 1pm

Funding Advisory Service Workshop - Limerick

Wednesday 15th November

8.30am - 11am

Cross-Border Trade – What you need to know about Customs and VAT

Wednesday 22nd November

10am - 12pm

Funding Advisory Service Workshop - Dublin

Friday 24th November

8.30am - 11am

Funding Advisory Service Workshop - Derry - Londonderry

Thursday 30th November

8.30am - 11am

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