Posted on Jul 09, 2012 by admin_ao
Recruitment is currently underway for this programme (for which I happen to be a Mentor!) which provides a suite of one-to-one Innovation and Mentoring supports targeted at small businesses throughout Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal and N. Ireland. If you think that there are clients which require innovative support/advice in generic areas such as Marketing, Finance, HR etc. or if they need access to specific technical expertise and have difficulty both finding and paying for this support, then iFactory may be a unique opportunity for them.
There are few restrictions in terms of eligibility for the programme - they have to be registered / trading for a year. They also need to pay a nominal fee of €250 plus VAT which could help them access the following supports (valued at approximately £6,000Stg) per successful company applicant.
· Up to 5 days innovation coaching / mentoring support
· Up to 6 days technical mentoring support
· Up to 8 days research support
· 8 days support from an innovation agent
Please note, the iFactory programme is not available to companies who are currently in receipt of Enterprise Ireland or InvestNI funding.
Phase I of the programme has been completed with approximately 70 companies having received support. Phase II is currently recruiting with 6 to 8 places available to companies in each county.
If you have any queries please contact:
Business Development Centre
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Tel: +353 74 91 86070
Fax: +353 74 91 86771
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