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Innovation Boost, Thrive Impact Challenge in UCD

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Innovation Boost Funding, SEO Digital Marketing Clinic



29th June 2022


NovaUCD is hosting an in-person information session on InterTradeIreland’s Innovation Boost Programme. The programme provides funding packages ( €47k to €67k) to enable SME’s to partner with an academic institution and employ a graduate to work on a specific innovation-focused project. 


Speakers include:


  • Dominic Mullan, Innovation Boost Consultant for Dublin & East, will provide an insight into the programme and show how it has benefited companies like your own. 
  • David Bowman, CTO InvoiceFair, will share a company’s perspective on participation in the programme.
  • Jim Fitzsimons,  Innovation Consultant, will provide a brief overview of the B2B and Impact Programmes within InterTradeIreland’s suite of innovation supports. 
This is an in-person event from 9:30 -11am, Wednesday 29th June 2022.



THRIVE have launched their Global Impact Challenge in partnership with ICL Planet. Agriculture is uniquely positioned to solve many of our world’s most pressing challenges. The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge is a worldwide search for the most innovative companies tackling these challenges head on. The challenge is now open and accepting applications until 15th November, 2022.

The Challenge will focus on 3 core themes, each central to supporting a sustainable future:


1. Soil health and biodiversity

2. Increasing food security

3. Reducing and offsetting GHG emissions

Six finalists will be chosen from around the world to pitch at the THRIVE | Forbes Sustainability Summit in November where the winner will be announced.

If your company is creating an impact, aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and is actively supporting the transition to a net-zero future, apply now!




30th June 2022

SEO Digital Marketing Clinic: 


SEO is a low cost, high reward business strategy. A properly optimised website can help your startup get traffic and that traffic can lead to conversions and revenue. Make your website work harder for you with Search Engine Optimisation. Francine can help you maximise the performance of your brand’s channels such as your website and social media pages, boosting your online visibility and helping potential clients find you when they need you most. 


For a  free SEO assessment and consultation email [email protected] or message her on LinkedIn


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