Horizon 2020 SME Instrument
Business, Funding, Innovation

Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Explained

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020 SME Instrument can get EU funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries in Europe and beyond. It offers support under the section Societal Challenges and the specific part Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEITs). The Horizon…

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SBIR
Funding, Innovation

Why is SBIR in the US so successful ?

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs dates to 1982 and was created to harness the innovativeness of U.S. small business—both to help meet the high-priority technology needs of the federal government and to benefit the national economy. It is an initiative of civil servant Roland Tibbetts who founded it in National Science Foundation. Tibbetts fought for political support against bitter…

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Microfinance Ireland
Funding

What is Microfinance Ireland?

According to Central Statistics Office, in 2012, the majority of enterprises (90.7%) in the business economy in Ireland are micro enterprises . Given the size and importance of micro enterprises Microfinance Ireland was formed as part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. The state-backed loan fund provides loans of €2,000 up to €25,000 to businesses employing ten people or fewer.…

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NDRC
Funding

What makes NDRC a good incubator?

What makes NDRC a good incubator looking from the perspective of an entrepreneur? I was going about minding my own business and then the following headline caught my eye. NDRC ranked no. 2 University Business Accelerator in the world by UBI Global Index. This motivated me to find out about NDRC. What is it and what does it do? Furthermore,…

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sharing economy
Funding

Sharing Economy, Open Source and Open Innovation future for a start-up?

How about sharing economy, open source or open innovation to hire people with spending as little capital as possible and having an innovative idea really wanted by the customer? Is there a better way for a start-up to achieve success? Three things required to create a successful start-up are as following:- Good People Product/service consumer actually want Spend as little…

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tax reliefs, ireland
Funding

Tax Reliefs for Start-ups in Ireland

Here are some of the tax reliefs and incentives available in Ireland which could offer a way to support your dream ICT start-up. After years of working for someone else, a person acquires the skills and knowledge to start a business. However, the unavailability of start-up capital holds them back. Imagine using the tax you have paid on your hard…

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crowdfunding,ireland
Funding

How to have a successful Crowdfunding campaign in Ireland

This blog is a continuation of crowdfunding and presents some of the tips to ensure a successful crowdfunding campaign in Ireland. Few tips are crowdfunding campaign in Ireland :- Strategic Social Media Campaign It is helpful to think about backers and pick the network to match the marketing and content strategies to supporters of the project. Customization helps to suit each platform…

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crowdfunding,ireland
Funding

Crowdfunding in Ireland

Crowdfunding is an alternative form of financing a new project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people usually facilitated by a means of the web platform. In recent years, there is a huge growth in a number of websites which are used to raise capital. Apart from raising funds, it is good for engaging…

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