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Ploughing 2018 Focus
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The EI executive highlights the fact that there is
huge interest in agri-technology related investment
opportunities: "The biggest challenge for investors
is fi nding the right projects. Our aim in Enterprise
Ireland is to funnel the necessary fi nance to our early
stage entrepreneurs to drive them towards commercial
success. These capital venture funds will take on potential
winners and facilitate their development. We have already
seen this work well in practice. The gamut of novel
developments runs from sustainability, environmental
improvement and securing greater production and
management effi ciencies. Matching those developments
with investors who have the capital, the contacts and the
marketing experience is the recipe for success. We can
cater for the highly technical, complex developments
as well as the simple ingenious inventions that can be
commercially viable. With mentoring and access to
technology colleges, for instance, we can fast track from
concept to market. In some cases the best option is to
partner with, or sell a novel solution to a company that
specialises in product development and marketing. Again,
we can assist with that logical progression."
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
While painting a positive picture of what is
possible for Ireland's innovators, James Moloney
does not underestimate the challenges: "There
are great opportunities to develop new ideas into
commercial reality. But it is hard work and the
other reality is that, internationally, probably one
in fi ve ultimately succeed in commercial terms.
The Irish statistics are much the same. That's still a
very good outcome and nothing ventured, nothing
gained surely applies. We regard the Innovation Arena
as an opportunity to promote commercial success
in areas that we were nor previously involved in.
Enterprise Ireland would traditionally have been
associated with the bigger, established companies, so
this gives us great visibility of what is happening in
the agri-tech sector at a very early stage. We have a
Competitive Start Fund that can deliver up to 50,000
towards driving on innovations. The Innovation Arena
at the Ploughing encourages entrepreneurship and
lets us see what innovations are available to support
and to help them towards commercial viability."
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