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About the Challenge Programme

Aimed at ambitious SMEs, the InterTradeIreland Challenge Programme allows business leaders to transform their company’s prospects in just nine months by learning and applying the most effective methods of generating, marketing and launching new products and services.

After an introductory briefing, companies will be selected to take part in workshops and then go through a competitive process where up to 25 SMEs annually will be selected for intensive specialist in-house coaching and support.

The method you will learn in ‘Challenge’ is currently in use in over £5bn worth of innovations in active development across the world.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the InterTradeIreland Challenge Programme your company should be:

  • An ambitious SME ideally with between 10 and 250 employees
  • Currently exporting or considering exporting
  • Serious about growth through innovation
  • Financially viable

Briefing events are open to all but for workshops and coaching preference will be given to ambitious companies with normally not less than 10 employees in the manufacturing or tradable service sectors.

Find out more about eiligibility


Download our latest brochure for more information.

PDF, 521 KB, 7th May 2019

Information on InterTradeIreland's innovation supports

PDF, 938 KB, 6th November 2018


Challenge Enquiries

The InterTradeIreland Challenge Team will handle your enquiry. You can get in touch directly by email, by phone 028 3089 8131, or by using the form below.

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