Challenge Programme

The Key To Innovation Success

About the Challenge Programme

Aimed at MD's and CEOs of ambitious SMEs, the InterTradeIreland Challenge Programme allows business owners 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 25 SMEs annually will be selected for intensive specialist in-house mentoring 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.

Find out more about Challenge

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 intensive mentoring preference will be given to ambitious companies with normally not less than 10 employees in the manufacturing or tradable service sectors.

More on Challenge Eligibility

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Yes, I want to apply

If you feel your company meets the eligibility criteria and would like more information, contact our team.

Register for Challenge Programme

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