Cork-based €200k Fund Announced

13th October 2016

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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD officially announced the launch of a €200,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for entrepreneurs and early stage start-up companies in the Cork region yesterday.

The fund, which is a key measure of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, is aimed at stimulating businesses by providing up to €25,000 in funding to each successful applicant.

Speaking at the launch, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD said: “I am delighted to officially announce a new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for the Cork region today. The purpose of this fund is to help develop and support new or early stage businesses, which will in turn stimulate the creation of new jobs. As Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation I am committed to job creation in all regions across rural Ireland and this fund will go a long way to helping businesses grow and expand in this region.”

The fund is open to individuals, early-stage companies, or prospective businesses involved in manufacturing and internationally traded services in sectors such as Internet, Games, Apps, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Beverages, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Engineering, Medical Devices and e-Health.

(Pictured L-R: Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Martin Corkery, Regional Manager – Cork, Enterprise Ireland; Grainne Dwyer, Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen.)

A brief information session on applying for this Competitive Feasibility Fund will be held on Thursday, 20th October, in Enterprise Ireland’s Cork Office. To register for this event please contact Jacqui Norton at or 021-4800228 for further information.