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Information Event for SMEs - EU BUCANIER Project

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BUCANIER - Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Enterprise and Research

SMEs based in the South and East of Ireland are very welcome to attend this Information Session and innovation workshop, to hear about business supports available through the EU-funded BUCANIER Project. Networking and lunch included.

BUCANIER: Inspiring innovation in Food & Drink, Renewables & Life Sciences Sectors

Approximately 120 small businesses in Wales and Ireland are set to benefit from a new €2.9 million EU funded scheme. BUCANIER (Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Enterprise and Research) aims to support small businesses on the Irish Sea border over the next three years. It seeks to increase innovation capacity within SMEs and social enterprises by collaborating with Higher Education institutions and other public bodies to boost productivity across Ireland and Wales.


What is the EU BUCANIER Project?

  • A business support & networking programme for SMEs, with no costs for the participants
  • Supporting 120 SMEs in Ireland and Wales from 2018-2020.
  • No fees or costs for participants. No programme to complete - led by SMEs. Intake continuously.
  • Funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland-Wales Co-operation Programme
  • Refer to http://www.bucanier.eu for more information or contact the Project Officers below

What SMEs can join BUCANIER?

  • Businesses based in county Wicklow, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Cork, Tipperary & Kerry
  • Businesses working in the Food & Drinks, Life Sciences & Renewable Energy sectors
  • Those seeking to introduce new products or services
  • Those who want to expand the business or grow staff numbers
  • Those looking to export or investigate new markets
  • Any business structure welcome - start up, sole trader, Ltd company, trading, at idea stage, microenterprise, SME, etc.

What can BUCANIER provide for my business?

  • One-on-one specialist mentoring from our panel of Business Mentors, creation of an Action Plan, six-half days of mentoring
  • Specialist workshops on issues such as Brexit, intellectual property, product/service design, etc. Workshop ideas come from SMEs.
  • Sectoral and cross-border networking events with similar businesses in Wales
  • Other supports based on individual SME needs - referrals and introductions to relevant agencies

For further information on the BUCANIER Project, talk to one of our Project Officers:

  • Food & Drink - Siobhan Gethings, LEO Wexford Co Co, Tel: 053 919 6025
  • Life Science - Antoinette Jordan, Institute of Technology Carlow, Tel: 059 917 5078 antoinette.jordan@itcarlow.ie
  • Renewable Energy - Fergal O’Driscoll, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Tel: 01 2144152
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