Entrepreneur Business Development Programme (SEEP and New Frontiers)

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
South-East Regional Authority
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Support to innovative start-ups incl. gazelles
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Entrepreneur Business Development Programme (SEEP and New Frontiers)
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
SMEs only
What is the aim/objective? 
Enterprise development, growth of small and medium sized businesses, creation of employment
Give an overview of the instrument 
A 6 month practical support programme to develop entrepreneurs, delivered regionally by Higher Education Institutes in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland. Participants will learn to establish and run a new company. programme has 3 phases - feasability (part-time) development (full-time) Commercilaisation (part-time). participants (applicants) should have a developed innovative business idea with potential for growth and export.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Thursday, January 1, 2004
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Businesses supported in recent years have a combined turnover of €29 million, with €8.5 million in export sales, and have secured investment of €8.8 million.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Each participant can receive a maximum of €15,000 to participate in the programme
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?