Information portal pitched as boost for small enterprises
A new information portal for SMEs seeking to tap into details of available innovation supports and services has been launched.
The Info2Innovate website is a free service that contains information on 460 supports and services aimed at helping SMEs grow their businesses. It has been developed in conjunction with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise and was officially unveiled yesterday by John Perry, the Minister of State with responsibility for Small Business.
"Despite the challenges they face, SMEs are playing a vital role in the recovery and sustained growth of Ireland's economy and we must ensure we continue to provide them with support," he said.
SMEs are the backbone of the economy, employing 650,000 people and contributing €10bn in taxes every year to the Exchequer.
The new service provides useful links to organisations in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe that can aid business expansion. It also carries details of venture capital companies, universities and institutions that can provide professional training.