I hope you, your families and colleagues are keeping safe and well.
This week we published our Economic Trends results for Q4 2020 in association with Ulster Bank. Despite how incredibly tough it has been for business in the region, with 43% of respondents reporting a decrease in turnover, it’s very encouraging to see 83% of businesses reporting confidence, up from 68% in the previous quarter. The full results of our Economic Trends can be browsed online <here>.
In other positive news for the region, the National Transport Authority have allocated a total of €45.39m...
Join Kevin O'Regan, Director - Business Development at Radius Technologies who will explain how to unlock the potential of Microsoft Teams, use it more productively and how it can support collaboration and communication while working remotely. With the rise in remote working due to Covid-19, people rely on business communications platforms like Microsoft Teams now more than ever for day-to-day internal communications.
Join Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager at Better Bankside for this informative session! Valerie will discuss the impressive work of the Bankside Urban Forest partnership and programme. Launched in 2007, Bankside Urban Forest is a long-term partnership and strategy to transform the network of streets and spaces across Bankside to deliver more and better public space for people and wildlife.
Working over 18 years with the company, Elaine Laird will share how Logitech has seen its Cork operations grow to encompass more opportunities with the recent announcement of 50 new jobs over the next three years; her role in a multi-billion dollar company and her insights into the future of remote working.
Grab a cuppa, join us bright and early and don’t forget to join the conversation online #CCBreakfast.
This webinar will provide remote workers with the knowledge and skills to manage their remote working situation and to learn strategies in communicating virtually to both build professional relationships and to maximise performance. Participants will gain practical tips on how to work as part of a remote team and how to be flexible in communication styles depending who you are communicating with.
What if, instead of choosing one over another you could actually manage both at the same time? And how can this affect our desired outcomes and goals? This webinar will provide participants with an understanding and insight into how they can improve their productivity with both time and energy management.
PITCCH aims to promote an Open Innovation Network to facilitate collaborations between large multinational companies as technology seekers, and SMEs/Startups as technology providers. Open innovation through PITCCH is a great way for SMEs to profile their tech solutions as well as increase the network and market potential, shorten time to market, attract new clients and investments.
SME or startups working in one of the following advanced technologies are invited to respond to a Challenge- Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Micro and Nano-electronics, Photonics, Industrial Biotechnology, Digital technologies. Access the full Challenge descriptions in this link: PITCCH Open Innovation Platform.
The deadline for submissions for the first stage is on 1 March 2021..
Each SME or Startup selected per challenge will receive €25,000 for the implementation of innovation activities related to the collaborative project and up to 40hours free consultancy services from the PITCCH consortium.
New report launched this week highlights the prospects for Cork to be the hub of a whole new industrial sector, "something not seen since Ringaskiddy was designated as a cluster for pharmaceuticals by the IDA in the 1970s, with significant positive implications for the development of infrastructure and employment prospects in the region.
"Floating offshore wind is the economic opportunity of our generation, with significant positive implications for the development of infrastructure and employment prospects in the region." - Conor Healy, CEO Cork Chamber.
Transport Mobility Forum will bring the annual Mix Your Mode Seminar focusing on transport & connectivity on a post-covid Ireland. The full webinar schedule and registration details will be available soon on the Transport and Mobility Forum Cork website linked below.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have received queries regarding the placing of food product containing UK flour on the EU market. Businesses are encouraged to read the FSAI's published findings on this matter outlining the requirements now that the UK is a third country.