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Entrepreneurship drives innovation, and start-up companies are a first step of entrepreneurship. Increased competition with existing firms fosters growth, and start-ups are a means by which sectors take root and deliver strong enterprise in Ireland.

The Government has set out objectives and initiatives for the development of innovative start-ups. The National Development Plan 2021-2030, which sets out the national programme for investment to 2030, focuses on increasing the levels of survival amongst start-ups. This is vital to economic recovery and growth and is a key objective for Ireland over the coming decade.

One of the ways that the Government hope to achieve this goal is to provide supports to entrepreneurs to help them navigate the start-up landscape. The Government work with the Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland to identify, target, and connect ambitious start-ups.

Enterprise Ireland have created the Start in Ireland survey to provide the information necessary to Irish Start-ups. Click here for information.

To see what else is available for your start-up, you can visit the Enterprise Ireland website or your Local Enterprise Office.