Enterprise Ireland and the BICs

AxisBIC is one of 4 BICs in Ireland; AxisBIC, Furthr, South East BIC and WestBIC.

The European Business and Innovation Centres (BICs) are regionally and locally based organisations involved in identification, selection and specialist support for new and existing enterprises. BICs typically operate as public-private partnerships, combining both Government funding via Enterprise Ireland and private cash or kind contributions.

In Ireland, Exchequer support is provided by the Department of Businesss Enterprise and Innovation under the NDP Operational Programme, and is administered by Enterprise Ireland.  BICs concentrate on supporting new innovative businesses, which have high growth potential and which can contribute to economic development in their areas.


Above: Rosemary Ward, South East BIC; Martin Murray, Furthr; Aidan Shine, South East BIC; Laura Lecci & Covadonga Rayon EBN; John Brennan, & Mary Ryan WestBIC; Larry O'Donoghue & Declan Fox AxisBIC & Chantal Costello WestBIC


Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.



Contact AxisBIC today to talk about starting your business and turn your ideas into reality! AxisBIC will supply you with a step by step guide on starting a business.

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