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Lean is Green

January 20th, 2020

It can be said that lean is green.  A lean organisation understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The core idea is to maximise customer value while minimising waste.   Lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer...

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Lean and environmental (Lean/Green) funding supports

March 28th, 2018

Lean and environmental (Lean/Green) funding supports are available from: Local Enterprise Offices for small and micro companies Udaras Na Gaeltachta for companies located in Gaeltacht regions Enterprise Ireland for indigenous companies, exporting and typically employing more than 10 employees. Also for Multi-national companies using natural resources. Industrial Development Authority (IDA) for Foreign owned companies The state...

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Climate-KIC Accelerator

February 12th, 2018

Climate-KIC Accelerator is the cleantech accelerator with a focus on climate impact.  It offers a 18-month programme, divided in 3 stages, to grow your own cleantech idea into a great business. The Dublin Climate-KIC Accelerator supports promising start-ups by providing the tools, opportunities and network to transform break through innovations in climate innovation and finance. ...

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Overview of GreenStart Funding Support

December 30th, 2017

GreenStart provides an introduction to environmental best practice and helps in the preparation of a formalised environmental management structure.  This can help your company achieve competitive advantage through greater resource efficiency (energy/water/waste costs) and greater market share through enhanced credentials in a short, focused engagement.  The initiative is designed for companies that are unfamiliar with...

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UL scientist given €1.5m for clean energy research

July 10th, 2017

A University of Limerick (UL) researcher has been given €1.5m for pioneering work on generating clean energy through photosynthesis – the only Irish scientist granted by the European Research Council (ERC) in the physical science field this year. Electrochemist and lecturer Dr Micheál Scanlon is one of only three Irish-based researchers overall to be awarded...

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EPA Water Research Call 2015

June 24th, 2015

The EPA Research Programme has been allocated funding of approximately €2.54m for new commitments in Water research. The overall aim of the water pillar is to support relevant water policy and to protect our water environment, contributing to achieving excellent water quality in Ireland. The EPA Research Water Pillar deals with groundwater, surface water, transitional...

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Sustainability Research Call 2015

June 23rd, 2015

The Sustainability Pillar of the EPA Research Programme has been allocated funding of approximately €2.75m for new commitments in the 2015 Research Call. The Sustainability Research Call 2015 was opened on 10 June 2015. The overall aim of the Sustainability pillar of the EPA’s Research Programme 2014-2020 is designed to identify pressures, inform policy and...

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EPA Green Enterprise Call 2015

June 23rd, 2015

Green Enterprise provides grant aid to demonstration type projects across all sectors of economic activity in Ireland and is open to proposals from companies, institutions and public bodies. For 2015, the maximum amount of funding available is €60,000 per company/organisation. Grant aid is provided up to a maximum limit of 75% of the total eligible...

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Eurofunding Toolbox: Templates, forms, case studies

June 22nd, 2015

Gaining access to EU Funds, or Eurofunding, involves a formal framework.  We have attached below some links to tools such as factsheets, templates, samples and forms which can assist with the process. Applying for funding How to write the application form with partners? How to develop a problem tree and an objective tree? How to design a solid...

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Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

February 18th, 2015

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is the establishment or validation of environmental technology performance by qualified third parties based on test data generated through testing using established protocols or specific requirements. The European Commission launched a voluntary scheme for ETV on an experimental basis: the EU ETV pilot programme. The programme is intended for innovative technologies...

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