When opportunity knocks.....

There are currently some excellent opportunities and resources available for any innovative team with an idea and I thought it might be helpful to list three here and share a little about them.

First up is Unleash

"Unleash is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1,000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas, and build lasting global networks around the Sustainable Development Goals".

Who are their talents?

  • Creative and innovative people from all regions of the world

  • Passionate about solving some of the world’s pressing challenges

  • Excited about engaging in co-creation with peers and experts

  • Academics, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and technical experts

  • Primarily 20 to 35 years old

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Second up is ESAs Space Solutions

"ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland and its ESA Business Incubation Centres (BIC) is one of 16 ESA BICs developed to create viable businesses and new jobs. Together they support more than 130 companies every year and over 400 start-ups have already been supported. In Ireland we will support 25 start-ups and 10 technology transfers by 2020".

"At ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland, we’re seeking entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for using space technology to develop new products and services in a non-space environment".

What do they offer?

  • €50,000 ESA BIC funding for start-ups

  • €40,000 technology transfer demonstrator funding

  • Access to a variety of additional funding opportunities

  • Business support through our partners and ESA BIC network

  • Easy access to ESA technical expertise

  • Become part of the ESA brand

  • Membership of a comprehensive European-wide network of 400 ESA BIC companies

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It's worth mentioning that this could also tie in well with the NASA Space Apps challenge taking place in Trinity College at the end of April.

More details of the Space Apps challenge here: https://www.facebook.com/events/678762812296385/


Last but certainly not least is Deal Room for Investor Matching:

"Dealroom actively tracks an ever growing universe of companies and investors (currently over 500,000 companies and nearly 10,000 investors), from very early to late stage and buyout. Europe is a fragmented, multi-language market of 700 million people, requiring a dedicated and unique approach."

The Deal Room investor finder enables you to find a list of the most suitable investors for your tech company. It provides some key information such as whether the investors are currently active, have investor experience and even if they may be conflicted. To begin, you register your company at the link below and state how much investment you are looking for.

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