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University College Cork

UCC is one of the premier research universities in the State. Its international reputation is determined primarily by the quality of innovation and research of its programmes and it is currently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

Not only does UCC have an outstanding international reputation in research across all faculties, it has a long tradition and expertise in technology transfer, intellectual property, innovation and of working with industry.

UCC was the first Irish university to establish a trading campus company based on one of its own developed technologies and it was the first university in Ireland to conceive, develop and implement an Intellectual Property ('IP') and Licensing Policy in 1985.

Local Enterprise Offices- South, North and West Cork, Cork City

The local Enterprise Offices provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, including South Cork, North and West Cork and Cork City, the local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.

The local Entrpreise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand. The LEO's are committed to supporting Youth Entrepreneurship.

Services can be broken down into the following areas:

  • Business Information and Advisory Services‌
  • Enterprise Support Services
  • Entrepreneurship Support Services
  • Local Enterprise Development Services

The Local Enterprise Office is served by experienced staff, with a wide knowlegde of the needs and requiremenst of micro and small business. 

Cork City Council

Cork City Council is the democratically elected body that governs Ireland’s second city and is responsible for delivering a wide range of services for the 119,000 people who live in the city.

In promoting the sustainable economic development of the City, Cork City Council works in partnership with a range of local, national and international organisations. The Council provides many direct services to business and also facilitates a range of initiatives which support and enhance economic activity within the city.

In this way the Council strives to create an environment which supports new and existing companies, jobs and economic opportunities.


Cork County Council

Cork County Council is the largest single local authority in the Republic of Ireland. It has a long history of supporting economic development in the region through infrastructural developments, strategic planning and the promotion of local industry.

Its population is one of the most youthful and highly educated in the country and it has, for example, the highest number of computer science graduates per 100,000 in the OECD.


Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is a diversified Financial Services Group established in 1783 by a Royal Charter. A traditional, relationship-driven retail and commercial bank, Bank of Ireland is the leading provider of financial services in the Republic of Ireland, has a presence in the UK and has niche sectoral teams internationally.

Headquartered in Dublin, Bank of Ireland is listed on the Irish, London and New York Stock Exchanges.





Founded in 1876 Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company. Together with our independent retailers we employ 45,000 people across our network on the island of Ireland and Spain and we are the largest private sector employer in Ireland, employing 35,000 people.

Today with our retail brands we make it possible for communities to thrive, for entrepreneurs to succeed and for people to access quality, healthy and inspiring food – and we do it following principles that are as relevant today as they were to our founders.

What makes us different is a team of extraordinary retailers, great grocery brands that are online and around the corner and colleagues who invest in our business because we invest in them.

As a family business we think for the long term and we are committed to enterprise that has the potential for financial growth and to positively impact everyday lives. Our ambition is to build a stronger, more diverse Musgrave.


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