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€100,000 in funding available for Irish App Developers

Category: News
September 26, 2014

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Do you have a great idea for a mobile app that would be beneficial to the Irish agriculture market? The SmartAgriFood accelerator has €100,000 available in funding for each SME who would like to develop a mobile app that will help farmers.

Projects are expected to address one or more of three representative farming subsectors:

  • Arable Farming – large-scale, annual crop production in the open air
  • Horticulture – flowers, fruits and vegetables production in greenhouses or, at a small scale, similar crops in the open air. In addition, orchards can be included.
  • Livestock Farming – animal production in the open-air closed housing systems or a mix between these.

The SmartAgriFood accelerator has a total of €4 million available, meaning 40 SMEs will get the benefit of the grant.

Submissions must be made by 15 November 2014, so if you have a great idea for an agricultural app, Contact 2Cubed today to discuss how you can benefit from these fantastic grants.

Trading Online Voucher Scheme helps local businesses get online

Category: News
July 4, 2014

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Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (Net of VAT), whichever is the lesser;

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte T.D. has launched an excellent grants scheme for budding small and medium enterprises who wish to help their businesses grow online. The Online Trading Voucher scheme is designed to help these small companies to access the opportunities open to them through trading online. This will help companies right across Ireland to access new markets so that they can grow and create more jobs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (Net of VAT), whichever is the lesser;
  • Voucher approval must be gained prior to incurring any expense;
  • Own labour is not an eligible expense;
  • Third party costs only will be considered;
  • All third party/supplier invoices must contain proper business details (e.g. Tax and Business Registration details).

The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile:

  • Limited Online Trading presence;
  • Less than 10 employees;
  • Turnover less than €2m;
  • Applicant business must be registered and trading for at least 12 months;
  • Business must be located in one of the pilot areas under this phase of the scheme.

What the vouchers can be used for

  • IT consultation;
  • Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website;
  • Implementing Online payments or booking systems;
  • Purchase of Internet related software;
  • Purchase of online advertising (this purchase cannot make up any more than 30% of approved Voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase);
  • Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages);
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy i.e. Social media marketing;
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy;
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading activity.

If you would like your company to benefit from this fantastic grant, which covers for funding up to 50% of your expenditure, please contact 2Cubed for more details. You can call us on 051-440425, email hello@2cubed.ie, or else get in touch using the live chat on our website!

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