Waterford Airport development a step closer with private sector investment secured

Waterford Airport’s major runway expansion is now a step closer after securing a €12m major private investment from Comer Group International in partnership with Bolster Group that will pay for half the proposed plan. Read more

SETU launches StartX entrepreneurship programme

A new programme called StartX has been launched by South East Technological University (SETU) that addresses the need for strengthened innovation and entrepreneurship in the south east region. The programme will support four cohorts of ambitious early-stage innovators with pre-accelerator programmes running between March and May 2024. Read more

Tipperary based start-up Zerve has raised $3.8 million in pre-seed funding

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence start-up Zerve has raised $3.8 million in pre-seed funding. Based in Clonmel the company was set up in 2021 by Philly Hayes, Jason Hillary and Greg Michaelson. Read more

GoChallenge win South East BIC’s The Big Pitch 2023 over strong competition from Reso Health and Celtonn

The Big Pitch 2023 took place yesterday in Kilkenny Castle and in front of a packed house GoChallenge emerged the winner of the €10k prize after strong pitches from fellow start-ups and finalists Reso Health and Celtonn. Read more

South East Technological University conclude purchase of Waterford Crystal site

Final approval has been reached for the South East Technological University to conclude the purchase of the Waterford Crystal site in Waterford. SETU will now sign final contracts to purchase 20.3 acres of the 37-acre Waterford Crystal site.

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The Innovation Exchange Event connects large businesses facing innovation challenges with ambitious SMEs this Thursday 26th in Enniscorthy

The Innovation Exchange Event is on the 26th October 11am to 12noon at GreenTechHQ, Enniscorthy Technology Park.  The Innovation Exchange connects large businesses facing innovation challenges with ambitious SMEs that fast track solutions. Read more

Sun Life celebrates 25th anniversary of Waterford office

Sun Life is celebrating 25 years since opening its office in Waterford. Last week the company held various celebrations, and welcomed Michael McGrath, Minister for Finance, and Nancy Smyth, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland to the office for an all-employee Town Hall meeting. Read more

SEBIC launch The Big Pitch 2023 with a €10,000 cash prize

SEBIC have launched The Big Pitch 2023 with a €10,000 cash prize and access to experienced entrepreneurs. Read more

Rosslare Europort named Ferry Port of the Year at European Ferry Shipping Summit

Rosslare Europort in Co. Wexford has been named European Ferry Port of the year at the 2023 European Ferry Shipping Summit in Malmo, Sweden with a more than six-fold increase in European services post-Brexit amongst key factors in the decision. Read more

South East Technological University, Carlow is recruiting for Phase 1 of its 2023 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs

South East Technological University, Kilkenny Road Campus (Enterprise & Research Incubation Centre) in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland is currently recruiting for Phase 1 of its 2023 New Frontiers Programme for Entrepreneurs. The closing date for applications is Nov 7th. Read more