What Funding Supports Are Available to You?
To remain competitive, companies should look across their value streams and value chains and identify where internal processes are being executed inefficiently – adding operating cost that the customer would be unwilling to pay for if they had a visual on the process.
To support Irish companies maintaining and improving their competitive advantage, the Irish state, through the Department of Enterprise, provides invaluable support to assist companies adopting innovative methodologies. These can include lean and digitalisation to drive operational improvement in every department – whether in an office, manufacturing, construction or services setting.
The adoption of innovative techniques supports the growth objectives of Irish companies which delivers underlying growth in employment.
Access state supports to help you move forward on your improvement journey. Each of the state agencies now provides grant supports for companies who want to improve their competitiveness using Lean tools and techniques.
The state Enterprise Development agencies have aligned around the Lean Business offer. By working together, the agencies have developed a straightforward development path for companies in Ireland, where knowledge is being shared, helping to develop a truly National improvement journey.
Supports are available from:
- Local Enterprise Offices for small and micro companies
- Údarás Na Gaeltachta for companies located in Gaeltacht regions
- Enterprise Ireland For indigenous companies, exporting and typically employing more than 10 employees. Also, for Multi-national companies using natural resources.
- IDA Ireland For foreign-owned companies
Please refer to your relevant development agency to find details of specific supports potentially available to you to support you on your development journey.