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NUI Galway to host free lecture on open innovation

NUI Galway will hold a number of free events on the topic of open innovation that will benefit those involved in start-ups, established businesses, government bodies and policy making. The events comprise of  an Innovation Lecture and three Master Classes which will be delivered by Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, University of Hasselt, […]

Report gives positive forecast for Irish SMEs

A survey carried out by Amarach research for AIB shows that three-quarters of Irish tech firms expect to take new staff on board this year. Optimism in the SME tech sector is currently running high, with 7 out of 10 companies posting an average increase in turnover of 30 per cent over last year. Further […]

breakfast briefings

Google to hold series of free breakfast briefings to help Irish SMEs

Irish consumers spent in the region of €3.7 billion online in 2012. Unfortunately, almost three-quarters of that sum went to websites based outside of Ireland. To help maximise the potential of their online presence, Google has announced that it will hold a series of free admission breakfast briefings to help Irish businesses understand how they […]

Christmas parties suggest that things are looking up for Irish SMEs

According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer survey, almost half of all Irish small and medium enterprise (SME) owners will hold  staff Christmas parties this year, thereby marking an increase of around 10 per cent compared with last year’s Christmas period. ‘Christmas parties have fallen victim to the recession over the last few years […]