NEW SCHEME FOR CIVIL SECURITY SECTOR
The government has launched a new scheme to help Irish SMEs take advantage of the growing civil security sector.
The Innovation Connections Programme, a new pilot initiative to be managed by InterTrade Ireland, will enable 60 businesses to take part in a series of workshops to discover the ‘unmet and future needs’ of this high growth market.
The civil security sector is estimated to be worth more than €26 billion across Europe. This figure is expected to grow over the coming years due to increased regulation and ongoing security threats.
InterTrade Ireland has identified 15 new business opportunities in key areas such as digital media, intelligent software and surveillance technology. Participants in the new pilot programme will be able to attend special workshops and get advice on how to develop new products, processes and services for these markets.