Agenda and Presentations

Agenda for the 1st National Event as part of the Our Ocean Wealth Conference

National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy Cork, 10th July 2015 at 1.45pm –3.45pm

Agenda for Workshop
Implementing the Atlantic Action Plan – Opportunities for SMEs
Chair: Michael Cuddy, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), NUI, Galway




Welcome and Opening:

Maritime Affairs Attaché - Marcella Smyth

DG MARE Representative – Bernhard Friess (Director Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Artic) – [PDF en]





Funding and support opportunities for SMEs:

The Atlantic Action Plan and the role of the Support Team - Alexandros Chloros (Kantor Qwentes - Director, Head of Policy Development & Evaluation Business Unit) – [PDF en]

Opportunities for Innovative SME's in horizon 2020 - SME Instrument and Fast track to innovation – Stephen O’Reilly (Horizon 2020 National Contact Point (NCP) for ICT and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)) – [PDF en]

Introduction to the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) – Cathal Fitzgerald (Head of Food and Agriculture Investments) – [PDF en]





SME Case Studies:

Irish Observer Network Ltd (ION) - Mike Fitzpatrick (Director) – [PDF en]

EU funding: Learnings from an Irish SME, EireComposites - Tomas Flanagan (Engineeering Director) – [PDF en]

Brandon Products Ltd - Paul Mullins (Director) – [PDF en]


Panel discussion: Opportunities and Challenges for SMEs in the Atlantic Area