Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies.
Enterprise Ireland provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. EI also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.
More information on funding supports
High Potential Start-Up (HPSU)
Enterprise Ireland supports High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies. HPSUs are start-up businesses with the potential to develop an innovative product or service for sale on international markets and the potential to create 10 jobs and €1m in sales within 3 to 4 years of starting up.
To avail of HPSU supports, you must be a client company of Enterprise Ireland (EI). HPSU clients of EI should contact their Enterprise Ireland Adviser to discuss funding supports.
If you are not currently a client of EI and want to learn more about qualifying as a HPSU, please go to EI’s Start a Business in Ireland section. Funding supports from EI are closely aligned to a company’s stage of development. Broadly, high potential start-up companies are viewed as being at feasibility stage; investor ready stage or growth stage.
Companies who are at the feasibility stage can apply for Enterprise Ireland supports aimed at developing the business idea or proposal to the point where it is investor ready.
More information on HPSU Funding
Enterprise Ireland supports companies focused on growth through international sales to scale and expand their reach.
Success in export markets is crucial to the long-term growth of Irish businesses and the Irish economy. Support for companies focused on growth through international sales is a priority for Enterprise Ireland. The Agency is committed to facilitating the development of a strong exporting sector by offering flexible solutions to client needs.
Enterprise Ireland’s Exporter Development team can help companies to grow their business by winning international sales. Exporting could secure a company’s future, safeguard Irish jobs, expose the business to a whole new world of ideas and see companies competing and winning against the best in the world. Be inspired by hearing successful Irish exporters' stories.
Whether you are thinking about exporting for the first time, or are an established company thinking about exporting to new markets, Enterprise Ireland has a dedicated team who will work with you through their client engagement model to support your ambition.
More information on exporter development
Contact Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3, D03 E5R6.
Tel: +353 1 727 2000