Business Supports & Networks
Supports for Business
The Midlands Innovation and Research Centre at Athlone Institute of Technology is a hub for innovation, research and enterprise in the Midlands. It provides incubation facilities for innovative and knowledge-based enterprise, an enterprise programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups, and makes available the resources and expertise of the institute to support client companies.
The Local Enterprise Offices in the region are a very valuable resource for those considering setting up their own company, as well as for those already in existence. The range of supports they provide includes advice and business information, selective financial assistance, business training, mentoring and the provision of research services and facilities.
Read more... Laois Local Enterprise Office
Read more... Longford Local Enterprise Office
Read more... Offaly Local Enterprise Office
Read more... Westmeath Local Enterprise Office
Integrated Local Development Companies are not-for-profit companies that target the areas of greatest need in the country, to provide an area-based response to long-term unemployment and to promote social inclusion across three measures – Services for the Unemployed, Community Development and Community Based Youth Initiatives.