The Cork innovates bursary announcement this year has been confirmed at €30,000.
The Cork innovates bursary has become a vital tool for any business that wins the accolade and is sure to attract a large number of entries this year.
This year’s bursary is an increase of nearly 60% on the 2012 figure.
Last year the bursary was won by James Duggan of Funmanway Adventureland who
described it as crucial for “opening new doors and opportunities.”
The bursary will cover a range of business supports, from financial and legal
advice to membership and graphic support. The winner will be announced at
the InBusiness InCork showcase on November 14 while the deadline for entries
on the Cork innovates website is October 18.
Cork innovates was established in 2012 to drive entrepreneurship in the Cork
Region. The initiative is chaired by Anthony O’Mara and co-ordinated by
Siobhan Finn. The steering group of Cork innovates comprises Cork City
Council and Cork County Council, the four Enterprise Boards in the region,
Enterprise Ireland, UCC, CIT, Cork Chamber, Cork BIC and the South West
Regional Authority (SWRA) as well as a number of entrepreneurs in the
Region. These stakeholders have come together to identify and support key
projects and activities to promote Cork as a location of choice for
regional, national and international entrepreneurs. Meeting regularly and
working closely together, the committee members are all equally committed to
the success of entrepreneurship in Cork.