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Enterprise Ireland -
Our Guest Speaker is Leo Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland.
The agency offers a comprehensive range of supports to high potential, export focused entrepreneurs and companies to make it as easy as possible to start a business in Ireland and to grow into global markets. Their supports include: Business Funding. Advice, mentoring and introductions.
EI supported 125 start-ups in Ireland in 2021, working with companies in sectors from fintech to healthcare. It invested more than €28m in these companies, which included 82 high potential start-ups (HPSUs). The HPSUs were approved for more than €18m in funding, with 24 of these being led by women and 11 emerging from academic research.
2021 was a record year for employment in Enterprise Ireland client companies. Companies supported by the agency increased net employment by almost 12,000 with the majority (68pc) of these jobs created outside Dublin. The strongest jobs growth was seen in life sciences (14pc), business services (12pc) and digital technology (10pc).

Under the stewardship of Leo, Enterprise Ireland is embarking on a new three-year strategy. Its vision for 2022 to 2024 targets 45,000 new jobs created, grow its cohort of HPSUs by 20pc and continuing last year’s trend of more than two-thirds of these jobs based outside Dublin. The agency has also set a target of €1.4bn in enterprise expenditure on R&D and support for 300 R&D projects of over €100,000.
It is aiming to support 400 companies with digitalisation and 425 with climate action and green economy interventions. As part of broader climate action, the agency aims to stay the course on its carbon emissions reduction targets to 2030.
Continuing its drive to improve gender diversity in Irish business leadership, EI is aiming for 30pc participation by women in

Our webinar will be chaired by Sean Sheehan (CEIA, Chairman)

May 26, 2022 09:00 AM in Dublin

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Leo Clancy
CEO @Enterprise Ireland
Sean Sheehan
Chairman @CEIA