Lighthouse - Business Innovation Programme

Future proof your business through your Innovation Culture.

Lighthouse South East is an innovation programme designed to help companies in the South East become more resilient by structuring their innovation culture to increase their potential for funding for business development activities.

The 2020 business world has changed, and despite the myriad of challenges this has brought the opportunity for successful innovation has never been higher. It has been proven that firms who invest in innovation have higher levels of increased sales, profitability and exports. The Lighthouse South East programme will build confidence and success in a company’s innovation culture by testing their semi-incubated idea in tandem with their innovation capability and its relevance to the marketplace.

The Lighthouse South East Programme delivered by the Local Enterprise Offices in association with Enterprise Ireland is designed to help companies seize opportunity and be innovation leaders. Many companies are unaware of their existing skills in this area and the Lighthouse South East Innovation experts will assess your innovation capability even if you do not have a formalised innovation culture pipeline.

What does the programme offer?

This programme is for companies who are ambitious to win through innovation.

This programme is designed for clients of the Local Enterprise Office who have previously received a grant, participated in a management development programme, LEAN programme or similar.

Format:

Mentoring will commence in early November. 

Phase 1: 2*2hrs mentoring will establish your company's innovation capability and potential for funding.

Phase 2:  If your project is suitable for potential funding Laurie and Grainne will work with you to deliver a pre-development application for innovation financial support for Agile Innovation or Research and Development. Allows expenditure on market research.

Next Steps:

Complete an Expression of Interest in participating in the programme, click here.

Please note place are limited and to register your interest you must complete the short questionnaire, which you will receive once you register your Expression of Interest, this completed questionnaire must be returned no later than November 4th to bkirby@waterfordcouncil.ie. If you have any questions please get in touch with Brid Kirby bkirby@waterfordcouncil.ie