« BackKerry chosen for European project to support entrepreneurs

Kerry has been selected to take part in 2.3 million euro project aimed at creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

Monday the 19th September;  Pictured at the launch of the Interreg Entrepreneurial European Region (iEER) Project “Boosting Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe' project in The Ballygarry House Hotel on Monday were from left, Tom Hayes, Kerry Enterprise Board, Cathy Giles, IEER co-ordinator, Con Stack, Tricel, John Ogie Sheehy, Viclarity, Sean Kelly, MEP, Brid McElligott, vice-president, Research & Development Institute of Technology Tralee, Brendan Griffin, TD, Noel Spillane, SKDP and Oliver Murphy, Institute of Tralee. The aim of this project is to create an opportunity for entrepreneurs, aged between 25 and 40 years of age, to learn from different models of best entrepreneurial practice across Europe. More information on www.interregeurope.eu/ieer Photo Don MacMonagle KERRY AIMS TO BOOST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AS KEY PARTNER IN A €2.3M EUROPEAN PROJECT iEER Launch, Monday 19th September, Ballygarry House Hotel. On Monday the 19th September, representatives from Kerry businesses, enterprise support agencies, Kerry County Council and IT Tralee gathered at the Ballygarry House Hotel to launch the Interreg Entrepreneurial European Region (iEER) Project “Boosting Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Europe”.  The aim of this project is to create an opportunity for entrepreneurs, aged between 25 and 40 years of age, to learn from different models of best entrepreneurial practice across Europe.  In 2011, Kerry was awarded the title of Entrepreneurial European Region (EER) of the year. This status identifies and rewards EU regions which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The regions with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision plan are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” (EER) for a specific year. Kerry has joined with 17 other regions across Europe in obtaining this status. Kerry is by far the smallest in area and population size

The project –  Boosting Innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Europe  –  is aimed at 25 to 40 year olds and the funding will be used to learn from different models of practise across Europe.

 

Kerry will partner will other project members in Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Poland and Italy amongst other countries.

 

 

The launch was supported by enterprise support agencies in Kerry, IT Tralee and Kerry County Council.

 

Learning camps among the project members will take place over the next two years and next March, representatives from the other 10 regions will travel to Ireland to study enterprise here.