MINISTER PERRY LAUNCHES SME SUPPORT DIRECTORY
Minister for Small Businesses, John Perry, T.D. has launched the Enterprise Europe Network's online directory for innovation supports and services. The directory, developed in conjunction with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Ireland, is targeted at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland.
Entitled, 'Info2Innovate', the web-based directory includes a total of 460 supports and services in financing innovation, training, innovation infrastructure, networks and advisory.
Speaking at the launch, Minister John Perry, TD said, "There are some 200,000 companies in Ireland employing less than 50 people. They might be small in size but together they contribute over €10 billion to the Exchequer annually and employ over 650,000 people. Despite the challenges they face, SMEs are playing a vital role in the recovery and sustained growth of Ireland's economy and we must ensure we continue to provide them with support. Therefore, I am delighted to be associated with the launch of such a valuable resource for the SME sector and I congratulate the Enterprise Europe Network and their partners for the work they have put in to the development of the Info2Innovate directory."
The Enterprise Europe Network - Ireland is a consortium of business organisations that provide business support and advice on European funding opportunities & legislation to SMEs throughout Ireland. The network includes Enterprise Ireland and the Chambers of Commerce in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Sligo and Waterford.
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