Foras na Gaeilge promotes the use of Irish language in business



Foras-na-GaeilgeThe Scéim Tacaíochta Gnó Business Support Scheme provides grant aid to small and medium-sized businesses who wish to use the Irish language as a strategic marketing tool.  You will find a link to the Application Form below.


The scheme aims to encourage businesses towards

  • Irish language / bilingual signage
  • Irish language / bilingual packaging
  • Irish language / bilingual websites
  • Irish language / bilingual printed marketing material.



Here is a link to our website where a range of Irish language promotional material can be ordered free-of-charge from Foras na Gaeilge to promote the use of Irish in the business sector:



Here you will find various E-Guidebooks with useful and valuable information on how to use the Irish language in the business sector.

Innovation Voucher Call for May is now Open


2017 Innovation Voucher May Call


Seedcorn Workshop




It’s Seedcorn time again. The Seedcorn competition mirrors the real life investment process and can greatly improve your ability to attract investment for your business by helping you and your business become investor ready. The competition is aimed at early and new start companies that have a new equity funding requirement and has a total cash prize fund of €280,000.


The 2017 competition launched on 8th March and the closing date for initial applications is 26th May. For any start-ups in the South East who wish to enter, Connor Sweeney from InterTrade Ireland is conducting a short workshop to go through the process of applying and share some helpful hints and tips. Many successful winners have benefited from this in the past!


Venue: South East BIC, Unit 1b, IDA Industrial Estate, Cork Road, Waterford

Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm


5th Annual WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Forum


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Thursday, 4th May 2017 at Waterford Institute of Technology


This industry-academia conference focuses on best practices and cutting-edge developments in lean enterprise, operational, and process excellence; lean thinking and practices; and continuous improvement. It will be of interest to organisations of all sizes and from all sectors that are adopting, or seeking to adopt, lean thinking and practices to enable and sustain competitiveness in national and global marketplaces.


This Forum is distinctive for featuring organisations of all sizes - from large Multinationals to SMEs to Micro Enterprises - as well as being distinctive for its diversity of presentations from public and private organisations across manufacturing, services, construction, and healthcare sectors.


The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for industry practitioners to network; to exchange knowledge about their experiences and learnings; and to participate in presentations and breakout sessions delivered by subject matter experts and by experienced lean practitioners delivering daily at their gemba.


This Forum is a free and open all-day conference; however places are limited and it is strictly a ticket-only event.

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