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Agency partners

Enterprise Ireland Enterprise Ireland
IDA Ireland IDA Ireland
InterTrade Ireland InterTrade Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland Science Foundation Ireland

Agency partners

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the Government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in global markets. It works in partnership with Irish enterprises to assist them to start, grow, innovate and win export sales in world markets. In this way, Enterprise Ireland supports sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
The Life Sciences Sector, including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies, is of major strategic importance for Enterprise Ireland representing, as it does, major domestic and international growth opportunities for Irish manufacturers and service providers.

IDA Ireland

IDA Ireland is Ireland’s inward Investment Promotion and Development Agency with a specialist team responsible for the global biopharmaceutical sector. The agency partners with overseas companies to secure new investment in Ireland and collaborates to assist companies expand their existing footprint in Ireland.
Today all of the world’s top 10 global drug companies have international manufacturing operations in Ireland and many also have international support services activities based out of Ireland. For further information:

InterTrade Ireland

InterTradeIreland is the cross-border trade and business development body funded by the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland and the Department for the Economy. InterTradeIreland helps small businesses explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, processes and services and become investor ready. We provide practical cross-border business funding, business intelligence and meaningful contacts to SMEs across the island, north and south, looking to grow their businesses. Set-up in 1999, InterTradeIreland has assisted over 42,000 companies, generated 1.2 billion in business development value and has had a jobs creation and retention impact of over 16,000.

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the Irish government’s largest competitive funder of scientific research in Ireland. We support outstanding research that will underpin economic development and assist international and indigenous industry to grow and flourish in Ireland. The agency offers several state funding mechanisms which help industry and academia build competitive advantage by enhancing their R&D capabilities; engage in projects of scale, excellence and relevance; and explore novel opportunities and priorities. SFI has a range of funding programmes that suit industry-academic interactions and industry-informed research, from seeding an initial engagement with an academic group to large scale collaborative research endeavours.

SFI is also committed to helping Ireland achieve the most engaged and scientifically informed public. The agency recognises the importance of this to support the national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) talent pipeline. SFI’s mission is to catalyse, inspire and guide the best in STEM education and public engagement. We actively encourage industry partners to engage with our programmes through their Corporate Responsibility programmes.