Feature Article
EUROStart LTTA - Irish Entrepreneurs in Valencia

In June, Dublin Chamber lead a group of entrepreneurs to sunny Valencia, Spain as part of the EUROStart programme. EUROStart is a strategic partnership project on sustainable entrepreneurship competencies for managing start-ups. The partners in this project are from Ireland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy and Hungary, each of the participating partners lead a delegation of entrepreneurs to Valencia. 


The Irish entrepreneurs who went to Valencia were Declan Gray of evolve, Orla Veale of Conker and Wendy Stunt of Go DigiCard. 

The entrepreneurs were brought to Valencia as part of the EUROStart programme LTTA - Learning, Teaching, Training Activity. The training was on the different modules covered by the EUROStart programme these include: Intellectual Property Rights, Project Management, Creativity, Team- Working, Leadership and Financial Literacy. 


During the course of the week the entrepreneurs participated in a number of different activities based on the modules.  These activities included some challenges such as dropping eggs from the roof of the building and the wining team was the team who's egg didn't break! The Irish team was dedicated throughout the week and proudly won almost every challenge.  


To learn more on Dublin Chamber's module on Intellectual Property Rights please read the article below. 







More News
Investment opportunities Shenzhen (China) - Dublin Business Forum

We are delighted to invite you to join us for Business Briefing Ireland and China Investment Cooperation & Exchange Forum which will be held on Tuesday 9th of July, in The Morrison hotel.


Time: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 14:00-16:00

Venue:  PRINTWORKS I+II of The Morrison a DoubleTree by Hilton(Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin)


Registration start - 13.00pm

Event start  - 14.00pm

Event ends - 16.00pm

Shenzhen becomes China’s best city for business


For the first time, Shenzhen overtook Hong Kong as the most competitive city in the country.

What makes Shenzhen so innovative?

Shenzhen has quickly become the breeding ground for Chinese start-ups, especially in the field of technology. Some of China’s most renowned companies, including drone manufacturer Dajiang Innovation, Internet giant Tencent and automobile maker BYD, have their headquarters in the city. The concentration of smart money and innovative ideas has helped Shenzhen to sneak past Hong Kong. Shenzhen is now in a good position to build on this success and attract even more innovation to the city, especially in terms of technology start-ups.


Time: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 14:00-16:00

Venue:  PRINTWORKS I+II of The Morrison a DoubleTree by Hilton(Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin)


Registration start - 13.00pm

Event start  - 14.00pm

Event ends - 16.00pm


If you would like to learn about business and innovation in Shenzhen please join us or contact maria@dublinchamber.ie

This event is hosted by Shenzhen SME Bureau and Shenzhen Association of Trade in Services and supported by Dublin Chamber.  



EUROStart - Dublin Chamber's Module: Intellectual Property Rights

Dublin Chamber's Module: Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property has a strategic role as an enabling factor for competitiveness, innovation and growth. Intellectual property as an essential part of a business strategy

Innovation and competitiveness are two important and interrelated elements determining the growth rate of an economy. It is important that businesses look for strategies that help them to innovate and be competitive on the market. IP strategy is an essential part of this.

Every organisation should include patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights as well as trade secrets and their management in its business strategy.


How do you do this?

Selecting the proper IP management approach depends on a company's business model, the technology sector and its market applications.


What to look out for in your intellectual property strategy?

Here are the five business scenarios that we deal with at the Enterprise Europe Network, with some insights on what to look out for when it comes to IP.


1. Internationalisation

IP management advice is essential to prepare the right marketing strategy, in order to avoid the infringement of rights attached to other existing products and to better prepare for competition in foreign markets. It is also important to be prepared to put in place confidential procedures with new distributors and suppliers.


2. Innovation

Make sure you fully value the role of IP as an enabling factor in innovation management. An IP strategy for innovation will have to include prior art search, freedom to operate, IP due diligence, trade secrets procedures, value articulation using different IPRs, and IP sharing procedures in collaborative innovation projects.


3. Technology transfer and IP brokering or licensing

IP management during technology transfer and open innovation processes will support the preparation of the technology offer or technology scouting. Once the right partners identified, IP will need to be part of confidentiality procedures for initial meetings, further negotiation phases and future relationships with potential licensees.


4. Scale-ups and access to finance

The role of IP changes over time as a company moves through the different stages of its commercial life. IP strategy and management have to develop along with the company, supporting it as it evolves from start-up to a more mature enterprise. To support access to finance (loans, VC, etc.), business plans must include a correct valuation of owned IP and intangible assets. At this stage, a company may also look into creating a start-up/spinoff or new entrepreneurial venture based on IP exploitation.


5. IP in Horizon 2020 funding

It is important to look at knowledge management and IP sharing in consortium agreements in projects supported by the EU’s funding programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020. There will have to be ex-ante due diligence procedures for research and development projects, and there should be an IP strategy for international exploitation of research results.

Business opportunities with the USA - 5th September

The Enterprise Europe Network at Dublin Chamber, in association the Avitus Group, will host a morning briefing on Business Opportunities in the USA, followed by a B2B matchmaking session with select companies from the region from 11.00. 


For queries and B2B meeting requests, please email maria@dublinchamber.ie or call 01 644 722

Date: Thu 05 Sep 2019

Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Venue: Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2 D02 F9O2

The briefing will include:
- Economic overview including trade opportunities in the USA
- Case studies: Irish companies that have successfully invested and/or done business in the USA
- Introduction from the representatives of 10-12 US States

This event is a must for anyone interested in doing business in the USA and how doing business in the US can create a wide range of new opportunities for your business. 


Greek Delegation visit to Dublin Chamber

On June 28th Dublin Chamber welcome the first Greek mission to Ireland lead by SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Enterprise Greece.


As part of this mission Dublin Chamber held a briefing and one-on-one meetings with the delegation members.

The members of the Greek delegation came to Ireland to explore new markets and to meet with Irish companies who are in the same industries, to build up their networks, build new connections and explore new business partnerships. 


There was over 80 one-on-on meetings held on the day in Dublin Chamber. If you are interested to learn more about the Greek companies who participated in the mission, full company profiles can be found here

Dublin Chamber signs MoU with the CCPIT

On June the 24th Dublin Chamber welcomed members of the CCPIT - China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. 

In order to continue improving Ireland - China business links, after a meeting with Dublin Chamber where both parties explored further cooperation links between both organisations. Madame Gao Yan, Chairperson, CCPIT and Mary-Rose Burke, CEO, Dublin Chamber signed a MOU to advance cooperation for Irish businesses in China. 

What do Non-Irish People Really Think About Dublin?

What do non-Irish people really think about Dublin? What do they like about the city? What could be improved? What changes would drastically improve their quality of life here in Dublin? These are just some of the answers we're looking to uncover via our Dublin Global Reputation Survey. And we need your help! We want YOU to get YOUR international staff to fill out the survey and tell us what's good about Dublin and what needs to improve. You can support this project by simply answering our quick survey here.

Looking to export?

The Export & Consular department based in Dublin Chamber are experts when it comes to helping companies to get goods shipped abroad, to register products in export markets and to visit export customers.

Dublin Chamber’s experienced staff organise the legalisation of documents for international trade, legal or commercial requirements and inter-country adoptions. Our couriers go on a daily basis to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Supreme Court, the Joint Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce and any necessary Embassy in Dublin as well as to London based Embassies and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure that your documents have all the necessary stamps and seals for full compliance to international regulations. We also offer advice on the requirements for each country. Our fast and efficient service ensures prompt processing of your vital documents.



The Export & Consular offers a wide range of services including:

•             Certificates of origin issued and stamped

•             Certification of export documentation

•             ATA Carnets, for the temporary export of goods, issued,

•             Legalisation of export and regulatory documentation,

•             Visas for your business travel needs.



Export Services – We make getting goods shipped broad easy.


For further information on any of the above services please contact:

Richard Brown (01 644 7204 / richard@dublinchamber.ie)

Aleksandra Balcerzak (01 644 7205 / aleksandra@dublinchamber.ie)