Tricel Director speaks at launch of the EU funded Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research

The launch of the Institute for Economic and Enterprise Research (iEER) took place on the 28th June 2016 in Brussels. The conference was organised through the collaboration of the European Commission Director General and the European Committee of the Regions. The EU-funded project aims to support young entrepreneurship and to foster the growth of upcoming innovative thinkers. In order to achieve this goal, it has a project budget of 2.3 million Euro.

The overall aim is to achieve this through promoting the collaboration of European sectors. The conference was launched by Mr. Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee, who had strongly expressed his support for such a worthy and beneficial project.Delegates attending iEER event Brussels

Con Stack, who is a Director at Tricel, a leading manufacturer for the Water, Environmental, Construction & Material industries, was invited to be a guest speaker at the groundbreaking event. Mr. Stack has been actively involved with many Enterprise Ireland projects, including the 2015 International Selling Programme. The International Selling Programme is Enterprise Ireland’s flagship programme designed to equip companies with the necessary tools to reach their export sales potential in today’s global market climate.

Mr. Stack’s participation, and that of those like him, helped to demonstrate and highlight a variety of best practices relating to the nurturing, support and development of entrepreneurial growth. The conference acted as a network exchange for the sharing of valuable insights in relation to the fostering of entrepreneurs and those with innovative and new business approaches. In all, over a hundred participants from all over the European region attended the launch, ensuring a strong network of inter-regional collaboration.

The need to nurture such spirit among today’s growing businesses was highlighted by the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Ms. Elżbieta Bieńkowska. These sentiments were echoed by Mr. Lambert Van Nistelrooij, a prominent member of the European Parliament, who stated “The European parliament considers entrepreneurship, particularly young entrepreneurship, very important, so from the Parliament’s viewpoint, the iEER is a pearl among European projects”.

The EU funded project will offer a means to boost and solidify relationships within the geographically segmented business sector, and help set up a strongly supportive entrepreneurial climate within Europe. Such factors indicate the creation of a fertile ecosystem which is primed for the growth of many new and innovative businesses.