DCCI Export Programme 2021-22

A discipline focused export programme

This course will inform, facilitate, focus and prepare craft and design businesses in the expansion of an overseas marketing strategy. The programme is a collaboration between Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) and Local Enterprise Offices.

Key highlights of the new programme

  • Participants will have completed BCDE programme or be at proven equivalent standard.
  • Participants should have capacity for growth and be already exporting.
  • Will have their own peer mentor through a buddy system.
  • Will have a dedicated EI/DCCI export market specialist mentor.
  • Participants will be carefully guided on their research visit to their selected market.
  • DCCI enterprise/market development staff will host research a meeting with participants if DCCI is exhibiting at shows such as Mason et Objet 2022.
  • Encouragment and support to strengthen your e-commerce and B to B functionality.

Please complete the form here

Selection Criteria

Selection is made by an independent export specialist.

Applications will be evaluated under the following criteria:

  • Product Quality and Range
  • Export Growth Potential
  • Branding
  • Website & e-commerce presence

Recruitment will commence in November and the programme will commence November 2021 and will be run remotely with possibly one workshop in Dublin.

Application Process:

  • There are a maximum 15 places on this Programme
  • Application is via an online expression of interest form
  • Applicants must be Graduates of the DCCI / LEO BCDE Programme or equivalent standard

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