For successful businesses, digitalisation isn’t an option, it is a crucial advantage that allows them to compete and win. The pandemic proved this: Irish companies with strong digital strategies and capabilities have been better able to recover and grow again in international markets. Whether you’re looking to move to the cloud, enhance customer experience, or improve your cyber security, digital will be the critical success factor for your business.
If taking the first steps in your digital journey is proving a challenge, Enterprise Ireland is here to help.
Our range of new supports enable Irish companies of all sizes and in all sectors to develop and implement a digital roadmap for their business.
Digital Ready Scorecard
Evaluate the digital gaps and strengths in your business and gain insights into digital tools to help your business better compete.
This €6,300 grant allows companies to access the expertise needed to develop a digital roadmap from independent technical or advisory services.
Digital Process Innovation
Up to 50% grant funding for project teams to implement new production or delivery methods (manufacturing and internationally traded companies).
Additional supports available to Enterprise Ireland and Udaras na Gaeltachta client companies.
Digital Marketing Capability
Up to 50% grant funding for training / capability development on Digital Marketing to embed the skills to more effectively manage customer interactions.
Up to 50% grant funding for feasibility projects to explore the viability of Research & Development or Innovation projects (including Digital projects).
Agile Innovation / Research & Development
Up to 50% grant funding for the development of new products, processes or services (including Digital projects).
Move to the Cloud
Running applications and hosting data in the Cloud has huge advantages for companies. Businesses can scale flexibly and securely without incurring substantial infrastructure costs. And they can avail of cutting edge technologies like AI and data analytics from leading cloud providers.
Enhance Customer Experience
Customers increasingly expect seamless, secure and intuitive digital experiences at every touchpoint. Digitalisation can drive improvements in sales, marketing, service and customer lifecycle management including cross-selling and upselling. The result is greater revenue growth and customer retention
Improve your Cybersecurity
An increase in malicious cyber attacks, cybercrimes like ‘phishing’, and data theft for fraud mean that information security needs to be a top priority for all businesses. Strengthening cybersecurity allows your company to grow securely and give customers the trust that they demand.
Your Digital Roadmap
Effectively digitalising your business can help you to increase efficiencies, enhance how you sell to customers, and develop new products and services. But when it comes to planning, it’s important to think beyond technology: your strategy, your people and culture, and your internal processes are all critical elements of your digital roadmap.
For more information on how digitalisation can make your business more efficient and competitive, and how Enterprise Ireland can support your whole digital journey, contact our Digitalisation Team.
Scaling Beyond, the journey to successful and sustainable growth. A PwC and Enterprise Ireland event
Enterprise Ireland HPSU Founder Forum – Building and Leading a Team
FutureScope Conference – The Convention Centre
Want to learn more about qualifying and applying for HPSU funding? We’ve put together a list of answers to the questions we get asked the most.
Meet The Team
“Being a HPSU client gives you access to Enterprise Ireland’s best business network who can support you on a global scale through their international offices. You are assigned a mentor and a dedicated Development Advisor which is invaluable to a start-up. One of the key challenges facing any start-up is staffing and Enterprise Ireland provided solid advice and support through the process.”
— Irene Villafañe, COO and Co-Founder of Calt Dynamics
“The High Potential Start-up Founders Forum has been a great source of comfort. While other founders may work in different industries, the challenges are the same and a different perspective can be key to unlocking a solution. The benefits reaped from the Founders Forum will depend entirely on what each group put into it. We have had a very strong group and are still in regular contact two years later.”
— Brian Shields, CEO, Neurent Medical
“The latest announcement of the creation of 100 new jobs at Odyssey VC headquarters is a very positive indication of the significant growth we have achieved. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years on our start-up journey, including Kildare Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland who have supported us every step of the way.”
— Oisín Curran, CEO and Co-Founder, Odyssey VC