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Funding Opportunity for Social Innovators

By |May 31st, 2018|

https://www.socialchallenges.eu highlights a number of social challenges posted by organisations from around Europe. An award of €30,000 is available in each case to those who can provide a solution to address the various challenges.

This is a great opportunity for social innovators in your network and applications can be made online with a deadline of 15th July […]

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CALLING ALL SOCIAL INNOVATORS

By |February 22nd, 2018|

Press Release
The Socialchallenges.eu platform strives to create a matching service where social challenges can be addressed by powerful and innovative solution providers from across Europe. When a suitable match is found the Socialchallenges.eu project provides €30,000 in grants and dedicated support, to help deliver practical and marketable solutions.
The Platform supports committed Public Authorities, Private Companies, […]

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Social Challenges Innovation Platform Project goes from Strength to Strength

By |February 14th, 2018|

The Socialchallenges.eu project continues to go from strength to strength. The platform strives to create a marketplace where social challenges can be addressed by powerful and innovative solution providers from across Europe.
The Platform supports committed Public Authorities, Private Companies, Third Sector Organisations in defining, prioritising social and environmental challenges, and uploading them onto the platform.
In […]

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HBAN to raise €7M in angel funding in one day at national conference

By |January 11th, 2018|

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation and joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces that it plans to sign up a record 35 new business angel investors at its national conference on Thursday 8th February in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. They will bring […]

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Midlands Engineering Network Event host event on Innovation Management in Tullamore

By |November 20th, 2017|

Tullamore Court Hotel will host an exciting networking event with focus on Innovation Management on 4th December from 2-5pm. The event combines networking, leading thoughts on innovation practice in various contexts, practical case studies from successful companies and examples of innovation support available to SMEs and emerging companies. The content of the event has been […]

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Promotional Video of RaiSE Interreg Europe

By |November 2nd, 2017|

Promotional Video of RaiSE, an Interreg Europe project that brings together six pro-active regions and one advisory partner to address the common challenge of enhancing the competitiveness of social enterprises. The video is available with subtitles in all project languages:

English: https://youtu.be/pHEc6zgrviQ

Catalan: https://youtu.be/NAVCrTwV-TY

Spanish: https://youtu.be/-jOD5qwmWy0

Hungarian: https://youtu.be/XWxwnuPjjaI

Italian: https://youtu.be/q29HaNXV5MA

Swedish: https://youtu.be/XuNw8cSkCCg

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Mayo Ideas Week 2017

By |October 5th, 2017|

Mayo Ideas Week 2017 kicked off on 25th September with the theme of The Challenge of Change.  A total of sixteen events were held across the county including seminars and workshops in Castlebar, Ballina, Belmullet, Westport and Claremorris, with almost 1,200 attendees. The first event of the week was the Spirit of Change seminar which […]

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Matching Social Challenges To Entrepreneurial Innovation

By |September 10th, 2017|

WestBIC is a partner in Socialchallenges.eu – a platform aimed at creating a marketplace where actual social challenges can meet powerful and innovative solutions. A space where the work among different players make the European Social Ecosystem vibrant and collaborative. Where a challenge is transformed into a new business opportunity.

The Platform supports committed Public Authorities, […]

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New Female Entrepreneurship Programme starting in the West Region

By |August 31st, 2017|

Do you know of any females looking to start a business or already in business?
EMPOWER Female Entrepreneurship Programme takes place on Wednesday 13th Sept in the Connacht Hotel in Galway
 There are two parts to this Programme – EMPOWER Start and EMPOWER Growth
 Empower Start: is one half day a week over 12 weeks (20 females […]

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Congratulations to the 9th Impact, Tr3dent & YELOBLADE who won the WestBIC Innovation Award 2017

By |July 14th, 2017|

Following on from the success of the ACE Internationalisation Acceleration Programme in 2015, which gave 10 WestBIC ICT client companies an opportunity to gain International success in Europe through access to International Investors, European mentors and customized sector specific support, WestBIC ran a competition to give 3 of their HPSU client companies an opportunity to […]

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