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Accessing UK Market
December 2014
Strategic Project Aim
To design and deliver a suite of supports to accelerate the
growth & development of early stage, technology-based
enterprises, with export potential
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help knowledge intensive firms internationalise more quickly.
identify new Product Development opportunities for small firms
assist small enterprises access key market intelligence in EU markets
stimulate new spin in ventures from existing large firms
access new sources of company finance including venture capital.
TRANSNATIONAL ECO-SYSTEM LABORATORY
AND ACTIONS
TESLA Project Partnership
1. BMW Regional Assembly – Lead Partner
(Ireland)
2. Líonra – Regional Higher Education Network in
BMW Region - Ireland
3. Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)
4. European BIC Network (EBN, Belgium)
5. INI-Novation (Darmstadt, Germany)
6. Tilburg University, (Netherlands)
7. Bangor University (Wales)
8. Laval - Mayenne Technopole (France)
Ten Project Actions
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Creative Industries
New Product Design and
Development
Innovation Outreach
Internationalisation
Transnational Placements
Soft-landing & Co-Incubation
Mentor Plus
Spin-Ins
Entrepreneurial Finance
Public Procurement
Internationalisation- Example
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US Market
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MLG & Associates
Developed US market
expansion plan
Targeted US firms in
specific sectors
Set up 1:1 meetings with
targeted firms
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UK Market
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Techmark, JMB
Will build a database of
companies to target
Score them
Set up meetings
NPD&D - Example
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Medical Device Product
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Gentian (Shannon)
Reviewed the technology for the company
Gentian achieved ISO13485 certification (quality
management system where an organisation demonstrates
its ability to provide medical devices and related services)
and now manufacture product for the company
This review & certification has allowed the company to
complete a clinical trial with Cork University Hospital
Company has gone on to win a number of awards and
competitions (regional, national & international)
Contact Details
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For more information, contact
Carole O’ Leary [email protected]
Ronan Coleman [email protected]
Or visit the project website www.teslaproject.eu
Thank You

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