Briefing Details

New Zealand and Australia Innovation Delegation to Ireland

The Circle, in partnership with IDA Ireland (Ireland’s Foreign Direct Investment Agency), is leading an Innovation Mission to Ireland in September 12th-15th. The Mission is timely considering the current post-Brexit uncertainty and the need for businesses to re-asses their access and overall positioning within the European market.

We invite a senior nominee’s to join leading Australian & New Zealand companies in sending representation on this delegation to explore Irish Innovation and the opportunities in a country that has created the most actively funded start-up ecosystem in Europe. It would be great to discuss the areas that would be of most interest to you.

Why Ireland and what areas may be of interest:
- Collaborative and thriving start-up scene – Dublin is home to over 1,200 start ups, supporting this is Enterprise Ireland, a government funded body that is ranked 3rd most active Venture Capitalists in the world for seed investment
- Irish Tech sector and track record with global Tech Companies – 250 Technology companies has a presence in Ireland with global companies such as Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Apple placing European headquarters in Ireland.
- Global recognised R&D facilities and tax credits for increased investment – Government Agencies, Research Institution/Universities and Industry all contribute to connected research environment with the Irish Government offering favourable tax credits for investment from the private sector in this area.
- Access to top talent & skilled workforce – Ireland has highest % proportion of STEM graduates in the EU. It has the youngest population – 40% under 30
- Growth in Europe - Ireland is the fastest growing economy in Europe for the last 3 years and is often the landing point for US technology.

For further information or to register for the Mission, please contact




City: Dublin

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Time: 09:00 AM  - 02:30 AM

Venue Details

Dublin, Ireland

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