The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused business interruption and uncertainty for many businesses throughout the Island of Ireland. Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways have been working with our client companies to minimise innovation disruption and plan for the future.

Throughout the covid-19 pandemic, the Technology Gateway Network has remained open, with our Gateway teams moving exclusively to remote working. In line with social distancing and health and safety practices our teams continue to assist clients with expert technical advice, innovation and funding enquiries, as well as providing access to vital equipment where required.

Technology Gateways will also continue to provide the business community with a wide range of RD&I funding and supports, such as the Innovation voucher, Innovation Partnership, and Agile Innovation Fund.

Should you have any questions, need advice or are seeking information on any of the above you can contact your Regional Technology Gateway or the Network office in Dublin.

Technology Gateway Covid-19 Business Assistance

Technology Gateways are aware of the many difficult challenges and decisions companies will have to make, implement and overcome in the foreseeable future. Our Gateways are available to provide these businesses, not only with RD&I support but also help and advice in this unprecedented time.

From free online consultations to the development of an innovative online e-workshop for clients, the Technology Gateways aim to help you keep your business operating into the future.

Business assistance supports offered by individual Technology Gateways are below. For more information on each support please contact the Gateway Manager

  • Free technology consultation sessions (IMaR Technology Gateway)
    Kerry businesses struggling to adapt to the challenges presented by Covid-19 can now avail of free technology consultations from the IMaR Technology Gateway at IT Tralee.
    More information here
  • Free One-hour online consultations (CAPPA Technology Gateway)
    CAPPA are offering a free one-hour online consultation to any business who would like to discuss potential ideas for projects.
    More information here
  • Innovative online e-workshop (Design+ Technology Gateway)
    Design+ have transformed their Innovation Toolkit and process to an online e-workshop enabling them to support companies seeking innovation, developing innovation processes or re-strategizing during and post Covid-19, all while maintaining their  trademark client interaction
    More information here
  • Engagement strategy to support businesses online (TSSG Technology Gateway)
    TSSG have updated their company engagement strategy to support businesses online
    More information here
  • Online Consultations and Facilitated Innovation / Planning Sessions (PEM Technology Gateway)
    PEM are available to help existing and potential new clients to restart their businesses and get to the next stage post Covid-19. PEM can offer facilitated innovation sessions on business’s long-term planning, innovation planning, guidance on your development journey and to facilitate you in your marketing strategy.
    More information here

Technology Gateway Covid-19 Response

Technology Gateway teams around the country have been providing their expertise, knowledge and experience in the global fight against Covid-19. The Gateways will continue to engage, collaborate and support industry who request assistance throughout this period. Below are some examples of the Technology Gateway Covid-19 response so far.

Enterprise Ireland Covid-19 Supports

Many Irish business have experienced disruption, shock and uncertainly since the outbreak of Covid-19 on our shores. In light of this Enterprise Ireland has recently launched a valuable Covid-19 web resource for Irish companies. Providing practical advice and guidance on the Covid-19 response, information on available Government funding and supports and the latest news and insights.

Covid-19 Funding and Supports

A range of additional Covid-19 funding supports has been put in place by the Government of Ireland to support and aid companies. Through Enterprise Ireland, businesses can now avail of these funding supports to help them through these challenging times.

 Enterprise Ireland Business Response Supports include:

As well as a range of other supports such as:

  • Lean Business Continuity Voucher
  • Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme
  • Covid-19 Act on Supports
  • Key Manager Grant
  • Business Process Improvement Grant
  • Rapid Response Research and Innovation Funding
  • eiLearn Online Learning platform
  • EI Virtual Mentoring Support:

Further information on these Covid-19 supports can be found here

Enterprise Ireland also has a range of Innovation, Diversification and competitiveness supports available. For more information on these supports companies should contact their Development Advisor.

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