Given our small and open economy, the need to drive competitiveness has never been more urgent. From our Capital Investment Initiative to our Lean Programme, Enterprise Ireland has a range of competitiveness supports to suit your needs. Now with our new Operational Excellence Offer you can access our range of competitiveness supports with a one stop shop application and assessment.
From individual grants to funding for transformational projects across multiple expenditures, we have a range of supports available.
This offer incorporates Business Innovation, Capital Investment and Capability Building (including Lean) into a single project. The goal is to incentivise and support the key elements of a larger transformation project leading to significantly increased competitiveness.
Business Innovation Initiative
Business Innovation projects can be used to support the costs of an internal team to implement a new or significantly improved production or delivery method or business model.
Initiative (CII) Fund
Initiative (CII) Fund
The aim of the Capital Investment Initiative (CII) is to assist Enterprise Ireland client companies improve productivity and competitiveness through the acquisition of new capital equipment and technology.
Lean methodologies have helped hundreds of Irish companies to improve efficiency and to reduce waste in terms of operational processes. Enterprise Ireland has a full suite of supports in this area ranging from initial consultancy awareness building to an entire organisational level capability building or training project.
Our specialist programmes help you to analyse your competitiveness and move quickly to put the right infrastructure and processes in place.
Spotlight on Skills
This support helps client companies to identify skills challenges within their business and provides the methodology and toolkit to produce a company skills plan and identify solutions to address skill requirements.
GradStart supports companies with ambitious growth plans to employ up to three graduates for a 2-year contract duration for each graduate. These graduates will greatly enhance an employment base bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective on products, processes and business models.
eiLearn offers Enterprise Ireland client companies 24/7 access to management development content, videos and programme supports. The learning portal provides access to micro learning activities and curated content to help companies address their specific growth challenges. Access is available to all Enterprise Ireland clients.
Digital Marketing Capability
The Digital Marketing Capability support (formerly known as the e-Marketing Improvement Assignment) is a management development support which is facilitated by a digital marketing agency/consultant. The aim is to develop and enhance your company's capability to use digital channels for business development.
How Critical Healthcare Makes a Difference to Medical Emergency Services
Critical Healthcare is the first choice for emergency medical services in Ireland. Enterprise Ireland awarded a grant to assist with development of their cutting-edge system, helping them to enter international markets.
Improved Competitiveness Drives Growth in Every Sense for Phonovation
Leading automated SMS provider Phonovation dramatically overhauled their business to increase competitiveness through the LEAN transformation programme provided by Enterprise Ireland.
How Focusing on Competitiveness Drives Innovation in vStream
Experiential technology company vStream create immersive consumer experiences for global brands. With Enterprise Ireland support, much of their IP has become patented, offering an additional revenue source.