Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (309)

Declan Breathnach

Ceist:

309. Deputy Declan Breathnach asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 282 of 29 January 2019, the funding for e-hubs provided for entrepreneurship and start-ups in each local authority and local enterprise office by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8360/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

As stated in my previous reply to Parliamentary Question No. 282 of 29 January 2019, while there is no specific funding stream for ehubs, in terms of developing regional ehubs, a number of projects which have been offered funding under, for example, the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, are already prototype ehubs and should develop over time into more sustainable ehubs in their own right. The relevant projects funded as part of the first and second Calls of the REDF that I launched in December 2017 and December 2018 are set out in the following tables.

In the context of the further development of ehubs, as envisaged in Project Ireland 2040, in support of efforts to expand entrepreneurship and start-ups in every region, Enterprise Ireland is addressing the need to expand and further develop co-working initiatives including through existing community enterprise centres.

REDF funding for eHubs/Enterprise Spaces/Incubation/Food-Hubs/Co-Working

Call 1

Name

Region

County/Counties

Funding Amount

RDI Hub CLG

South-West

Kerry

€3,614,669

Dublin Enterprise & Technology Centre

Dublin

Dublin

€3,226,776

BIA Innovator Campus CLG

West

Galway

€2,466,148

Ghala DAC

Dublin

Dublin

€2,488,528

Donegal Digital Innovation CLG

North-West

Donegal

€1,119,640

Leitrim County Enterprise Fund

North-West

Leitrim, Longford, Cavan

€1,284,000

Insurtech Network Centre DAC

South-East

Carlow, Wexford

€1,439,832

Cork Urban Enterprises

West

Cork

€669,064

County Kildare Community Network

Mid-East

Kildare

€1,917,200

Monaghan County Enterprise Fund

North-East

Monaghan

€202,800

Sneem Innovation & Tech Services

South-West

Kerry

€250,000

Mol Teic CLG

South-West

Kerry

€189,144

Social & Local Enterprise Alliance DAC

Dublin

Dublin

€1,135,195

Call 2

Name

Region

County/Counties

Funding Amount

Galway City Innovation District CLG

West

Galway

€2,487,400

Midc Páirc Na Mara

West

Galway

€2,000,000

Ludgate Operations CLG

South-West

Cork

€1,990,392

Vista Agri 4.0 Hub CLG

South-West

Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Tipperary

€1,865,215

National Design Innovation Hub DAC

South-East

Kilkenny, Carlow

€1,843,320

Boyne Valley Food Innovation District

Mid-East

Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth

€1,580,640

Mountmellick Development Association

Midlands

Laois

€218,200

Offaly Innovation & Design Centre CLG

Midlands

Offaly

€458,600

Innovate Limerick T/A Hospital Food Units DAC

Mid-West

Limerick, Clare, Tipperary

€2,279,073

Innovate Dublin Communities CLG

Dublin

Dublin

€249,955

SPADE CLG

Dublin

Dublin

€2,094,000

Leitrim Food Enterprise Zone CLG

North-West

Leitrim, Cavan, Sligo, Donegal

€953,640

Sligo County Enterprise Fund CLG

North-West

Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim

€1,906,640