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RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT


July 2014 NEWSLETTER


LAUNCH OF FUND NAMED IN MEMORY OF DR. TONY RYAN FOR TIPPERARY START-UP COMPANIES


LIT TIPPERARY RYAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FUND WILL DELIVER VITAL SEED FUNDING TO COMPANIES ON INSTITUTE’S ENTERPRISE LADDER


LIT recently launched a fund for start- up companies in Tipperary named in honour of one of the county’s most prominent businessman, the late Dr Tony Ryan. The Ryan Entrepreneurship Fund for Tipperary will provide support to Tipperary-based start-up enterprises and will be primarily directed towards companies participating in one of the enabling programmes, courses or modules on LIT’s Enterprise Ladder. It is hoped that the fund will reach €500,000 in time and it has got off to an excellent start with over €100,00 already committed. The founder donors are the One Foundation, Pat McGrath of PM Group, Clancy Construction and the Thurles Chamber of Commerce. The overall vision for the Ryan Entrepreneurship Fund for Tipperary is to invest funds in start-up businesses that will help sustain them through the vital and challenging


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Pictured: Dr Maria Hinfelaar, with LIT Governing Body Chairman Niall Greene and Chief Commercial Officer of the Ryan Academy Eoghan Stack


RESEARCH EU Biotech Project helps Industry pg3


DEVELOPMENT QualiBuild develops training and skills programmes pg4


ENTERPRISE LIT Business Awards pg6


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