2.1 SME Development and Transition: Pre-Application Support

2.1 SME Development and Transition: Pre-Application Support

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Programme (DS)
Investment Area

Prior to the funding call for the new PEACEPLUS Programme, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area: 2.1 SME Development and Transition. It provided preliminary guidance to help potential applicants build their project.

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

Overview of Investment Area 2.1

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.

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

Recording of Workshop

Workshop Presentation Slides

Investment Area 2.1 Pre-Application Workshop Presentation
IA2.1 Pre-application Presentation.pptx

Concept Note

A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea.

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 4.2 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.

Submission for 2.1 Concept Notes closed on Friday 12th May 2023.

Open Funding Calls and Application Support

Funding calls are now open under the PEACEPLUS Programme, click here to find out more about the open calls.

Online support and guidance for completing your application is available on our new PEACEPLUS Support Portal. This includes how-to guides and videos to help you throughout the application process.  

If no call has been opened yet for the Investment Area you are interested in, please visit our Pre-Application support page. Before each PEACEPLUS funding call opens the SEUPB will hold a pre-application support workshop for each Investment Area. Recordings of these workshops and information on future workshops will be published in the Pre-Application section. 

Find out more about pre-application support

Potential Partners Notice Board

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 via the SEUPB website. Please note that all personal data you provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board facility please supply your details below:

Potential partners

The following organisations have asked for their details to be included here, feel free to contact them in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Organisation Contact
The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University Dr Neil Harrison
Donegal County Council Joy Browne
Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) Andy Hallewell
Scottish Enterprise Ingrid Green
Belfast City Council Ciaran Higgins
Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster - DkIT Breanndan Casey
Scottish Enterprise Alison Tennant
EMEC Matthew Finn
Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council Matthew Mulligan
People 1st Gráinne McBride
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Karen Hastings
1. Optimum Limited Ronnie Harrison
Blow Moulding Technologies Ltd Gary Menary
South Eastern Regional College Sharon Browne
Cyber Ireland - Cyber Security Cluster Eoin Byrne

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