Spirit of Enterprise Award

Contact person 
Valerie Brett
Institution 
Waterford Institute of Technology
E-mail 
vbrett@wit.ie
Country 
Ireland
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
Spin-off creation & Entrepreneurship
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
Ireland
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
Spirit of Enterprise Award
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
All companies
What is the aim/objective? 
The Spirit of Enterprise Award is named after the late Michael Dee, a former Enterprise Ireland executive who tirelessly supported the development of enterprise across the South East. The objective of the practice is to recognise, promote and encourage the positive economic contributions made by a individuals, organisations, voluntary groups and companies in the South East region to the South East regional economy.
Give an overview of the practice 
The award acknowledges enterprise achievement and endeavor in the South-East region of Ireland by recognising and celebrating those that have made a significant contribution to enhance social and/or economic enterprise across the region. The Award is specifically aimed at those who have transcended political, physical, organisational, and/or sectoral boundaries in the South-East to further the development of enterprise and/or the spirit of enterprise across the region. The Award is open to individuals, groups, public or private sector organisations and social/voluntary sector organisations. To be eligible for the Award the nominee must be either an individual, group, public or private sector organisation, or social/voluntary sector organisation that has clearly performed significant work in any or a combination of the following: (a) Furthered the social and/or economic development of the South-East (b) Transcended political and territorial boundaries to further the development of the South-East (c) Enhanced the enterprise well-being of communities across the South-East (d) Heightened the awareness of the South-East globally (e) Enhanced entrepreneurial and enterprise activities in the South-East (f) Supported the development of a spirit of enterprise across the South-East The nominee does not have to living or working in the South-East, but the results/impacts of the nominee’s activity/work must be within the South-East.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Monday, January 5, 2009
Is the practice still active? 
Active
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
1 000.00€
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
A steering committee (Spirit of Enterprise Steering Group) to review and consult nominations and to host the award.
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy? 
No