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New Frontiers seeking entrepreneurs

This national programme is co-ordinated by Enterprise Ireland which is providing €4.25 million in funding to enable the Institutes of Technology to deliver the programme at a local level. The core element of New…


€5 million provided to support the creation and development of Agri-Food enterprises in Rural Ireland

Happy days ! Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (6th March, 2012) that €5 million in funding will be provided in 2012/2013 to support the creation and development of Agri-Food enterprises in rural Ireland. Based on recent research conducted by the Local Development sector this funding has the potential to create more than 200 jobs directly…


Basic Food Hygiene Training Friday 17th in Letterkenny

TechNorthWest Skillnet are running a Basic Food Hygiene course (EHOA) on Friday 17th February in Letterkenny and have a limited number of spaces available. I have attached a document with course details and a booking form. If this course may be beneficial to your organisation, please fill out the booking form and return to the email address below. Feel…


We are now facilitating applicants for INNOVA Programme

INNOVA is an all-island collaborative R&D programme initiated by InterTradeIreland to stimulate, promote and support R&D co-operation between companies, North and South. This unique cross-border programme offers an opportunity to accelerate new product, process or service developments through partnering with a company in the other jurisdiction.…


Food Research positions in China

South China University of Technology (SCUT) is establishing a new Food Engineering Research Centre. SCUT is now recruiting high-talented researchers internationally to join the Centre. Further details on the vacancies can be found at http://222.201.132.23:8088/article/art624.htm Please note that applications should be sent directly to Prof Xin-An Zeng in SCUT at xazeng@scut.edu.cn before 15 February…


JFC Innovation Awards call for entries

The JFC Innovation Awards for Rural Business is up and running again. To be in with a chance of winning this competition, all that is needed is a business idea that is realistic. The overall award winner will receive €15,000 which includes a cash prize of €5,000, mentoring and business support worth €5,000 and advertising space in the Irish Farmers Journal worth €5,000. There will be up to 12 regional/category…


Happy New Year! How can you make this one work harder and better for you?

Wishing all my clients and colleagues and very happy, healthy and increasingly prosperous new year! This year is the one for broading out one's thinking - how else can income be generated ? what else can you offer ? what skills do you have that you're not using ? what interests do you have that you might monetise ? New approaches may well pay off, and what's the worst that could happen? You won't know…


Meet the Maker Food Producers Showcase on TV!

Mayo North East Leader Partnership Co. held a Meet the Maker Food Fair Showcase event on November 30th last in Foxford to celebrate the success of the Small Food Producers Development programme of Mentoring & Training that has run over the past 18 months. Midwest radio were there filming and if you missed it on TV last week, you can see it on www.midwestradio.ie. Check out programme (Ireland West Music…


Where to Next for small food producers?

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InterTradeIreland Elevate programme - Up tp £10k/€11k worth of assistance now available for SMEs


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