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Alison Currie

Alison Currie


Alison Currie is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at InterTradeIreland, leading an experienced team that strives to enhance opportunities for cross border trade, innovation, collaboration and investor readiness.

Alison’s focus is on helping businesses to grow, through collaborative innovation supports, developing investor readiness and facilitating cross border clustering activities. Ultimately the goal is to connect businesses with cross-border partners to increase efficiency, boost profits, reduce costs and improve sustainability through innovative processes, products and services. Alison is spearheading the delivery of InterTradeIreland’s key strategic priority which is to support collaboration, clusters and networks as well as supporting the all-island entrepreneurship ecosystems so that even more investor ready business can grow and scale.

Alison has significant experience working in strategic management roles within the economic development and innovation ecosystem in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Scotland. Previously she was the Co-Innovate Programme Director, an EU Interreg funded programme delivering cross-border collaboration and innovation projects. Prior to this, Alison was an Operations Manager in InterTradeIreland leading on the delivery of cross-border trade supports.

Alison works closely with The Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in Ireland to promote and deliver economic, entrepreneurship and clustering policy.

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