The European Business and Innovation Centres (BICs) are regionally and locally based organisations involved in identification, selection and specialist support for new and existing enterprises. BICs typically operate as private/public partnerships, combining both Government funding via Enterprise Ireland and private cash or kind contributions. BICs concentrate on supporting new innovative businesses, which have high growth potential and which can contribute to economic development in their areas.
… and the world wide BIC Network
WestBIC is one of over 150similar centres throughout the EU and is a member of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), the umbrella organisation for all EC BICs