Member Growth Services

Support with company scalability and export strategies. Local access to Donegal Local Enterprise Office, helping entrepreneurs, early-stage promoters, and small businesses looking to expand, Enterprise Ireland, helping Irish enterprises to start, grow, innovate, and win export sales in global markets, and IDA Ireland, Ireland’s foreign direct investment agency.

Streamlining Business Supports

Each ii’s member journey is unique. Applying for business support or grant aid can be cumbersome for start-ups, existing businesses and entrepreneurs. ii takes a systematic approach through CRM systems and online forms to improve and speed up decision-making and communications between ii, its members and the business support agencies.

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ii - inishowen innovation

Regular Business Support Visits and Events

Regular visits to ii from business support agencies Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, and IDA create a clear and engaging communication channel for ii’s members. During these visits members gain information about grant aid, innovation funding and mentoring, and learn the steps needed for effective funding applications. Regular events also include talks about accounting, banking, legal advice, HR and consulting, as well as digital services like digital marketing, cybersecurity, web and app development.

ii Member Journey

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01.

Awareness Briefings

Awareness briefings showcase the ii’s facilities to it’s newest members, introduce them to ii ecosystem members and enlighten them as to how emerging technologies could be incorporated into their businesses.

02.

Taster Workshops

Taster workshops provide a deeper insight into the projects, technologies, and interactions ongoing within the ii ecosystem.

03.

Needs Assessment

Consultation with potential members to determine needs and service requirements from the ii. It will entail joint working between the ii management and appropriate development agencies (EI, LEO, ETB, IDA) and marks the beginning of the process to determine whether membership is appropriate.

04.

Agency Meetings

Meeting with statutory development agencies in the ii hub to access programmes, development advice and support.

05.

Member Development

Follows on from the needs assessment and is applicable to prospective members. It describes the business purpose of the member locating in the ii, as well as the business and technology goals that will be achieved. It specifically sets out the development agency (EI, LEO, IDA, ETB) programmes and services that the innovator needs to avail of.

06.

Member Meetups

Regular, structured and facilitated meetups between ii members to enable value-added knowledge exchange and collaboration.

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