Entries by Louise Cunningham

Market Watch – Benelux

  Overview The BeNeLux countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) are working hard to return to normal business practise. Health and safety remain a prime concern so remote working and virtual meetings will continue to be in place for some time to come. Continued communication with clients is vital. Opportunities are available in the biopharma, digital […]

Market Watch – Italy

Overview Italy was severely impacted by Covid-19 and had no protocol to follow as it was the first to experience a total lockdown. It has started to recover and has begun to open up its borders Construction sites are open and medical device companies are in production mode. Opportunities are also available in the health, […]

Market Watch – A view from Europe

Key Takeaways Business in Europe has been severely impacted by Covid-19, but many countries are now beginning to re-open and are determined to get industry and business moving again Movement of products is improving while movement of people is still a challenge. Opportunities are likely to emerge for example in digitisation across industries; or in […]

Irish software firm mAdme helping mobile giants through Covid-19 crisis

The seismic fall-out from Covid-19 has created an unprecedented demand for Irish innovation, with our tech sector stepping up to aid the recovery of industries including health, travel and communications. As mobile operators provide customers with Covid-related updates – typically struggling to get beyond an engagement rate of 1-2% via standard SMS and push notifications […]

Anam Technologies: Partnering to stay safely connected

Anam Technologies, an Enterprise Ireland-supported company, is partnering with mobile operators across the world to secure networks against messaging fraud during the Covid-19 crisis. Working closely with Tier 1 network partners such as Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel and Telenor in more than 85 countries, the aim is to identify and block fraudulent traffic while protecting […]

Support where it’s most needed for HPSUs

The innovation and dynamism of Enterprise Ireland-supported high potential start-up (HPSU) firms are vital to future economic growth, and it is absolutely essential that HPSUs that were progressing prior to Covid-19 receive the support they require to get through the Covid-19 crisis. “These firms and their founders are the future leaders of the economy and […]

Market Watch – How Covid-19 is impacting the Asia Pacific region

Just as it has affected every corner of the globe, Covid-19 has made its presence felt in the Asia Pacific region. But according to Enterprise Ireland’s regional director for Asia Pacific, Mary Kinnane, while there is no doubt that it has had a disruptive impact on economies, businesses and lives, the level and magnitude of […]

Managing liquidity through the Covid-19 crisis

Cash really is king for businesses contending with the Covid-19 crisis. Many of those still trading have to meet ongoing payroll, rent, utilities and other costs in the face of rapidly declining demand, while many others have been forced to close either as a result of government directive or adverse trading conditions and are looking […]

Covid-19: Know your responsibilities as an employer

Employers and people managers around the country, especially those in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have legal obligations relating to the coronavirus crisis. In conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, The HR Suite has produced ‘Covid-19: An Employer’s Guide’, a detailed document that outlines everything business owners and managers need to know about their responsibilities towards employees […]

Market Watch – A view from the Middle East, India and Africa

The Middle East is expected to return to business sooner than Africa and India with the tech industry being the first to recover. Key Takeaways Companies need to closely monitor the changing business environment and be prepared to quickly pivot their offer or business model if the market demands. Business is severely affected in the […]

Serosep helps to speed up results

In a pandemic, time is of the essence. A new diagnostic cuts 25% off testing times. Serosep, a leading manufacturer of laboratory diagnostic products, has developed a new weapon to help in the global fight against Covid-19. The Limerick, Ireland headquartered company is set to launch a molecular diagnostic testing product which reduces the time […]

Protecting remote workforces: Tips from five notable Irish cybersecurity firms

One of the most immediate consequences of Covid-19 has been the rapid global shift towards working from home where possible. This move to digital remote working gives rise to countless questions and challenges, many centring on employee and device safety and security. According to EY, 77% of organisations want to move beyond having basic cybersecurity […]