The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018

The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018 invites Ireland's innovators to showcase their disruptive new services. From start-ups led by enterprising individuals, to the island's multinationals and every scale of business or organisation in between and every sector of business, this is a chance to showcase and get rewarded for excellence. The overall winner receives a high profile communications package worth in excess of €150,000 plus a scholarship for short courses in Executive Development in the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business. The awards are split into five categories.

Enterprise Ireland announces Graduate Entrepreneurship €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to accelerate growth of start-ups

Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for recent graduates will open for applications on Tuesday 10th April 2018. The €500,000 fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 10 successful applicants. The fund closes to applications at 3pm on Tuesday, 24th April 2018.
The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets and the graduate entrepreneurship call specifically is to encourage entrepreneurship among graduates.