Local Enterprise Office DLR -  May 2019
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DLR Enterprise News - May 2019
In this month's edition.........

Digital Transformation Summit - Thursday 13th June

Productivity through Digital Transformation
The summit brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators and big thinkers for an amazing day of talks and networking in the Royal Marine Hotel in the heart of Dun Laoghaire.

The main, over-arching theme of this event is Productivity, why companies of all sizes need to increase it and how to improve it with the adoption of the latest digital business tools. Productivity through Digital Transformation has the potential to improve efficiencies, provide cost savings and increase profits which are key factors in the long term growth of any company. It is essential in this increasingly competitive world.

This 3rd Summit will help you to understand how you can continue to transform your business to take advantage of the ever-dynamic digital changes that are affecting our economic and social structures. Central to the productivity agenda will be the implementation of LEAN processes to identify the opportunities for efficiencies in your businesses that are affecting your bottom line.

It brings together some of the most forward-thinking online strategists and implementors of digital transformation. If you are going to keep ahead of your competitors, then these are the people that you want to learn from.

This conference is being supported by our event Partner  Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.

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UCD Researcher Companies Networking Event 2019 - Thursday 30th May

Could you use a 'Paid for' Researcher in your Company?

This event brings together researchers, companies and funding agencies with a particular focus on early career researcher enterprise-partnership grants. If your company is interested in having the salary of a researcher covered so they can come work with you for a year/ two years then this event is for you. 
Prof Orla Feely, UCD VP for Research, Innovation and Impact will open the session. Then the funders will make flash presentations about the opportunities available and the companies in attendance will have an opportunity to introduce themselves. 

A number of UCD staff whose roles it is to support the writing and submitting of the funding applications will also be present on the day and some previously successful fellows will be in attendance.  
There is no charge for companies/ organisations to attend this event (taking place form 11am-3pm, Global Lounge, UCD Belfield) but places are limited.  
If you're interested in attending/ knowing more please submit your contact info on the following link

For further information contact ; Naoimh O’Connor,  +353 (0)1 7167507
Invitation to our newly launched Link Network
Link Network meets once a month on a Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Everyone is welcome whether a start up or established business and there is no fee to join.
  • Make connections through networking
  • Raise your profile and get referrals
  • Upskill through workshop content/advice
  • Get expert advice on business strategies from expert speakers
  • Exchange ideas and share experiences with other entrepreneurs

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Next Link Network Meeting
  • Date: Tuesday May 21st
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue: Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road
  • Speaker: Joseph McGuire
  • Topic: How to Read Your Clients - Key Visual Clues

How to Read Your Clients – Key Visual Clues

Whether we realize it or not our face and body speak volumes about who we are. Learn to quickly identify key visual clues and cues to ensure you get your message across the way they need to receive it.

Regardless of whether you are offering services or products business is still about connecting with people and building relationships. Get your communication right and you’ll stand out!

In his profiling Joseph provides clear, detailed and accurate insights into personality, behaviour style, communication patterns, stress triggers and responses and more, of the individuals being profiled. This facilitates his clients in making clear decisions as to the best fit for their organisation and culture. His group work is always interactive, ensuring participants gain direct, practical real-world experience of the skills and information being presented. Clarity is a keynote of his approach in supporting those present to absorb the material in the most effective manner.

Please book your place via email to
Food Starter Programme 14th & 28th June 2019

This ‘Food Starter programme’ is a short two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business (typically the first 24 months). The objective of the 2 days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business.

The content is designed to provide you with information which will allow you to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey. While certain aspects of the programme are relevant to those setting up cafes/restaurants, the core programme content is designed for those producing food to be sold through third parties i.e. food producers.

For those considering applying for the Food Academy Programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.


Accelerate Management Development Programme

This programme offers structured support for owner-managers of small businesses which have been up and running for a minimum of 18 months or more. 

The objective of the programme is to provide participants with the management, leadership, business skills and knowledge to achieve sustainability and growth in their business. Accelerate is now recruiting for its next programme which is starting in June 2019 and being led by LEO South Dublin.

The programme is delivered over a 6/7 month timeframe and comprises 6x workshops and 6x mentor consultations. The subsidised Programme Fee (Including Residential Module & All Course Materials) is only €400 per person


Showcase 2020 - LEO DLR are taking Expressions of Interest for subsidised stands!

Are you ready to trade internationally?

Showcase is Ireland's Creative Trade Show, featuring the very best of Irish Craft, Giftware, Fashion & Interiors. It is being held in the RDS from 19th - 22nd January 2020.

LEO DLR are now taking expressions of interest from businesses engaged in the craft, design and gift sectors who would like to be considered for a subsidised stand. Please note, we have a very limited number of stands so not all applications will be successful. The cost for a 2m x 2m stand is €750.

If you are interested in applying for one of these stands or if you would like further information, please contact Lisa Brown - 01 2047083 /

The deadline for receipt of completed expression of interest forms is Thursday 23rd May.
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Local Enterprise Office, Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown

Phone: 01 2047083

County Hall, Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
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Mon-Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 4:30
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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