The 2nd Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland Public Sector Proposers Conference will be held on:
Date: Wednesday September 13th 2017
Where: Enterprise Ireland, The Plaza, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3
Registration Time: 08.15am – 09.30
Duration: 09.30am – 13.00 approx
Audience: This conference is open to all Specifiers/Procurers from across all sections of the Irish Public Sector
What is SBIR?
The Small Business Research Initiative (SBIR), is a mechanism enabling public sector bodies to connect with innovative ideas through technology businesses, to provide innovative solutions to specific public sector challenges and needs.
What is SBIR Ireland?
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland is the national innovation pre-commercial procurement initiative administered by Enterprise Ireland www.sbirireland.ie
SBIR Ireland’s aim is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish Public Sector via robust engagement with technology rich companies and organisations, through competitive challenges. EI has established a fund to co-support worthy competitive challenges in partnership with Irish Contracting Authorities.
Background to Conference
This event is timed in advance of the release of a 2nd Call for SBIR Ireland Expression of Interest (Eols) Challenges to Irish Public Sector Specifiers/Procurers in Autumn 2017. The Eols will demand Contracting Authorities to outline bona fide SBIR Challenges for evaluation and if successful will receive funding support. It is anticipated that up to 10 SBIR Competitions will be funded over the period 2018 - 2019.
Speakers will include representatives from:
Please confirm attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday September 8th 2017
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