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IA 2.1 SME Development and Transition

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Submitted by purdye on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:16

SME Development and Transition

Prior to the funding call to the new PEACEPLUS Programme opening, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area (IA) 2.1 SME Development and Transition on 23rd March 2023.

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The objective of IA 2.1 is to enhance growth and competitiveness of SMEs and increase job creation"

It will result in the development of a stronger, more innovative and collaborative Programme Area SME base, which is delivering higher levels of productivity, exports and sustainable employment. Therefore in order to be attractive and relevant for SMEs, the programmes offered must demonstrate co-design with SMEs and address real practical needs and requirements.

The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area (IA) will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, this workshop will help potential applicants gain programme knowledge and provide preliminary guidance to build a quality application with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €25 million for this Investment Area.



A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea, will be available as a downloadable word document HERE (Chrome does not support this so please try with Edge or Firefox). Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Area 2.1 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.

Interested parties are encouraged to complete and submit the Concept Note to

Completed forms will be accepted until midnight on 4th May 2023For all queries on the 2.1 concept note, please use the email address provided above.




The following organisations have requested to include their details here and are available to contact in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Company Website Contact Email

Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)

Andy Hallewell

Optimum Results Ltd 

Susan Reilly

BEAM Creative Network

Kathryn ONeill

Creative Spark CLG 

Sarah Daly 

Cavan County Enterprise Fund / CITC  

Vincent Reynolds


Brian Durnin

Dungannon Enterprise Centre   Denise Murtagh

Workspace (Draperstown) ltd

Enda Daly


Esther Baird


Dr Margaret Quinn

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Neil McLoughlin

Skillnet Ireland

Valerie Rousselin Somerville

Development Trusts NI

Paul Roberts



Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available on this website. Please note that all personal data you may provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which can be accessed here.


If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board please supply:

(a) your organisation’s name

(b) your organisation’s web address

(c) a relevant contact and email address

(d) Investment Area: 2.1



Documentation relating to this event can be requested in other languages and accessible formats such as MS Word, easy-read, large print, audio-CD and braille by emailing:


Full details of our privacy notice, giving details of how we collect, hold and process your information (including your personal data), can be found here.