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UK company helps Irish SMEs with funding

Written by Robert McHugh, on 7th Jun 2016. Posted in Technology

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It was announced today that a UK-based consultancy company today has launched their strategic operations centre in Dublin, creating 19 jobs.
 
Alien Technology Transfer specialises in project financing, project management, development of concepts and business models for innovative products. They are planning to support their Global growth from their new Irish hub in Dublin City Centre, creating 19 jobs over three years. 

The company was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland.
 
Alien Technology Transfer works with small and medium-sized companies to help them secure grant funding under Horizon 2020.

The Irish operation will be in charge of project management activities and development of business plans for clients across Europe, in sectors including ICT, energy, health, manufacturing, transport and eco-innovation. 
 
Horizon 2020 is an EU-wide Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The programme, aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness, focuses on supporting new projects and getting them off the ground quickly.
 
Today's news has been welcomed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, who commented, "Alien Technology Transfer is among a rising number of companies who have decided to set up a European base in Ireland. Once again, this is a testament to our talented Irish workforce and also to Ireland as a great place to do business. I wish Paul and his team all the best for the future."

COO of Alien Technology Transfer’s Ireland operations, Paul Pietrangelo added, "We chose Dublin for our expansion as it is one of the best places in the world for start-ups to grow and do business. With the presence of both research focused universities and big tech companies, Dublin is a becoming a centre of excellence for innovation. We hope to work with many local start-ups in achieving their financial and commercial goals."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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