Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Deputy Pat Breen addressed a seminar for SMEs on The Role of Education in Supporting Small Business at University of Limerick.
Pictured at the event were, Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Deputy Pat Breen, and Dr. Phillip O'Regan, Dean of Kemmy Business School, UL.
Jointly hosted by the Kemmy Business school and the faculty of Science and Engineering, the event brought together small and medium enterprises along with representative bodies, Local Enterprise Offices, Chambers of Commerce, Irish Small and Medium Enterprises association (ISME), Enterprise Ireland and the IDA. The aim of the event was to stimulate greater collaboration between third level institutes and SMEs in relation to research, education and business advice. To date, University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology have supported a number of start-ups through the Nexus Innovation Centre and LIT’s Enterprise Centres while academic staff have provided expert advice to local companies. Picture: Alan Place