Putting Enterprise and People at the Heart of the Community

Issue 1 Spring 2022

In Case You Missed It!

Under the 2021 ARISE (Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprise) Scheme, CEAI secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development to promote the role of social enterprise in communities using its members’ network. CEAI is now working with several host locations to facilitate a series of regional Social Innovation Pitch Events during May/early June – targeting participation from individuals across local communities who are driven to solve local problems. A shortlist will be drawn up from across the regions to participate in a final event, to be hosted by Innovate Communities before end of June 2022. Anybody interested in getting involved should email [email protected].

Other Updates

A new Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster was launched recently at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) which supports Ireland’s ambition to become a global leader in the sector that merges the latest technology with established healthcare solutions. The Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster recently announced a new 6-week support programme for digital health startups on the island of Ireland – the winner receives $100k of AWS credits. The new Enterprise Ireland-funded cluster will encourage and facilitate increased collaboration between industry (indigenous and FDI), academia, healthcare providers, and enterprise support agencies.