Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD has announced the results of the new €2.5 million Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Competitive Fund.
Sixteen projects have received funding. Among those receiving funding is LEO Roscommon who is collaborating on two projects with the Local Enterprise Offices from Leitrim, Longford, Cavan, Mayo and Sligo.
The projects are: A mobile fabrication Laboratory for SMEs, enterprise hubs and schools to access digital technologies and design methodologies to increase innovation, develop products and increase skills – €141,340 has been awarded; A project to address the challenges of moving micro enterprises to more sustainable and lower carbon operations. It aims to intensively engage with micro-enterprises to develop a tailored Carbon Impact Assessment which will identify opportunities to both increase competitiveness and introduce new processes and technologies, thus driving innovation – €210,466 has been awarded.
Applications were open to individual LEOs; collaborative projects between two or more LEOs; and LEOs working with other local groups like Chambers, Community Enterprise Centres, Education or Training Bodies, Local Authorities or colleges.