Aims & Objectives

The INSPIRE project aims to create an environment to nurture idea generation among innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, SMEs and other people with experiential learning.  The project aims to assist beneficiaries in bringing these ideas to market and provide them with the skills needed for sustainable development and strong growth potential.

INSPIRE will assist with the creation of new knowledge-based products and services by providing beneficiaries with the skills to create & refine ideas through to concept development and commercialisation.

The project will recruit 60 participants, leading to the creation of 16 enterprises, 20 jobs, 40 products and 24 SMEs assisted. 

In two stages, the project will generate innovative & knowledge-based business ideas that have potential to be turned into commercially viable products and services, and provide a series of practical and targeted interventions to instil the necessary skill set for successful idea commercialisation.

A best practice guide on inspiring innovation will be developed as a project outcome to assist other innovators, researchers & entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to market after the project.

Cross border relations will provide opportunities for participants to interact, strengthening the sustainability & competitiveness of new & existing enterprises.

Successful project outcomes will enhance the economic development of the cross-border region and continue to encourage indigenous start-ups beyond the life of the project.



Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
Pembrokeshire County Council (LP) 225,074 300,108
Institute of Technology, Carlow 321,428 428,571
Total 546,502 728,679

Counties in Ireland where the project is carried out:

Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow

Counties in Wales where the project is carried out:

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Swansea


Name Organisation Email Telephone
Tony Streatfield - Pembrokeshire County Council 0044 1437 776166