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Create an innovation Strategy for your Small Business!

If you are the owner of a SME or Microenterprise based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County and would like to find out how you can get free expert coaching in the development and implementation of a tailored innovation strategy for your business, Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown can help. LEO DLR is a partner organisation in an EU funded project entitled ‘2inno’. The project team brings together experts in enterprise development and innovation management from public and private sectors across six EU member states.

How can my business benefit from participation in the 2inno project?

Getting involved is straightforward. If you run a SME or Microenterprise, your business is active in one of four sectors (Information & Communication Technology, Life Sciences, Renewable Energy or Tourism) and you would like to receive help with how best to introduce a structured approach to practising innovation in your business, you are eligible to apply for free coaching support. Places are limited.

For businesses from any sector that would like free tips and resources to help you start developing an innovation strategy, visit the project website www.2inno.eu

Interested in Participating in the 2inno Programme? Contact:-

Michael Hayden
Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
First floor, 1 Harbour Square, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, IRELAND
(01) 204 7083 /

Apply for 8 Free hours of One-to-One Coaching in Innovation Management

Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is inviting expressions of interest from eligible businesses who would like to receive 8 hours of one-to-one coaching in innovation management, free of charge.

Submit your application to contact@leo.dlrcoco.ie or by post. Confidentiality is assured. Call us on 204 7083 for further details. follow link below to download an application form from the 2inno website. Places are limited and offer is subject to the availability of programme funding. Profiles of the four local businesses who have already started to receive innovation coaching through this project can be found here.


How does the 2inno Coaching Process work?

  • Once a business owner has been accepted on the programme, a preliminary 1 to 2 hour face–to-face meeting with one of our qualified 2inno coaches will be arranged. View the profiles of our 4x Innovation Coaches.
  • The purpose of this meeting is to enable the coach to assess your business’ existing strengths and weaknesses with regard to innovation. The business owner will be encouraged to bring along one or two of their colleagues to this meeting to form an innovation project team. On the completion of this innovation assessment, our 2inno coach will arrange for the delivery of structured training to you and/or your team.
  • The training will comprise workshop and self-learning modules and will support the implementation of the tailored innovation strategy in your business. Participant businesses will have full access to a suite of supports available on the 2inno website. Successful applicants will be required to commit to meeting with their innovation Coach for c. 8 hours over c. 5 meetings in a maximum 6 month timeframe.

The objective of the 2inno programme is to help you to create and implement an innovation strategy in your small business.

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