Showcase Ireland 2024



TAME Assistance to take a stand at Showcase Ireland 2024  

21st – 23rd January 2024, RDS Dublin


If you are exhibiting for the first time at Showcase Ireland Trade Show (, and are exhibiting outside of the LEO Enterprise Zone, then you are considered eligible for consideration for grant funding up to a max of 50% of eligible cost net vat, up to a maximum of €2,000.

Five companies will be selected for funding support following competitive evaluation using the Scoring Criteria outlined below.


Please be advised applications for this grant have now closed. Applications for showcase 2025 will launch in late Q3 2024

Grant Terms:

  • Grant Covers 50% of eligible costs (net of vat) to a max of €1,000.
  • Applications must be made prior to any expenditure being incurred
  • Payments will be made to approved projects on receipt of proof of payment of all qualifying and approved expenses.
  • Successful applicants should consider using a Mentor to develop an export/marketing plan.



Craft Business eligible for support include:

  • Not employing  more than 10 people
  • Minimum 12 months trading
  • Enterprises located within the geographic location of the LEO Dublin City i.e. Dublin 1-17 and 20
  • Operate in the commercial sphere
  • Demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service
  • Engage in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Not have received any funding for their proposal from any other source.
  • The Company represents and warrants that it is not directly or indirectly, by way of trading (exports and/or imports), funding, self-financing arrangements, ownership, control, shareholdings, investments, financing of, and financial interactions with, others, participation in projects, operations, provision of access to ports, or otherwise, in breach of the restrictions, measures or sanctions provided for under European Council Decisions and European Council Regulations, including,  but not limited to, those adopted in 2014 and in 2022, each of which are concerning restrictive measures or sanctions in respect of or arising from actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, including those which were adopted consequent upon  Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine and the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, 2022, and thereafter, or in response to the military conflict in Ukrainian territories in 2014 and subsequently, or in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastapol by Russia, or in view of the situation in Belarus and the involvement of Belarus in the Russian aggression against Ukraine, or in response to the recognition by Russia of the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the ordering of Russian armed forces into those areas.

What does the grant funding cover:

  • Participation at Showcase 2024 trade fair and shows covering Trade Show Exhibitor costs including rental/fees relating to space/stands;
  • Development of specific Marketing Materials aimed at exploring new export markets;


Application Process

  • Complete and Submit Application Form with Supporting Documentation
  • Wait for email confirming receipt of application
  • Review & assessment will then take place (within 1/ 2  week)
  • Decision - If approved, a letter of offer will be sent. If not approved, notification issued
  • Drawdown of funding
    • After the event has taken place, submit your funding claim via online portal (link and details contained within letter of offer issued). Deadline date contained within letter of offer – in general, no later than 6 months from date of trade fairs/completion of items approved.

Scoring Criteria

Total:100 Minimum score required for approval is 60 

  • Export Potential (15)
  • Quality of the Proposal (20)
  • Support Eligibility of LEO (M1) (15)
  • Increase Sales Potential (30)
  • Job Creation (20)