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Issue 522 - 23rd Nov 2020
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Belfast Enterprise Academy gives student entrepreneurs head start in business
As the effects of Covid-19 continue to hit young people’s economic prospects hard, the ‘Belfast Enterprise Academy’ is giving third level students invaluable support to become successful entrepreneurs.
Belfast City Council’s award winning Belfast Enterprise Academy programme provides free support to degree level students who want to develop and launch their own business.
Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, Councillor David Brooks, explains: “Our Belfast Enterprise Academy gives students real world guidance, advice and support as they generate, test and refine their business ideas. As well as learning from peers who have already successfully started their own business, with our help, they meet experts and established entrepreneurs who can help turn their visions into a reality.  We also help them to access the financial support they need to become their own boss. In these incredibly challenging times for young people and for business, it’s heartening to know that our support is making a real difference.”
One of the BEA’s most recent graduates, Naomi McGregor, is testament to the Academy’s winning formula, having just clinched the top award in the Catalyst Invest Enterprise Software Category for her company Movetru, which provides specialist sports software that pairs with an athlete’s device to provide personalised information to enhance performance, prevent injury and aid rehabilitation.
For more information about the Belfast Enterprise Academy, visit
For further information and media enquiries, please contact:
Press Office, Belfast City Council
Tel: 028 9027 0221
In case of emergency – out of hours press officer: 07917 458070
Breaking the infection cycle… Re Covid -19 disinfection 30-day treatment.

We are specialising in high level disinfection of buildings. The system is micro particle fogging, a very fine mist applied in a dry state. Safe with computers, paper and electronics. Safe and nontoxic in kitchens and dining areas. We are supported with COSHH and laboratory performance data for the products and procedures used.

During the application we open commonly used items that are easily accessible like fridges, microwaves, key & broom cupboards to expose Covid to the disinfection. Some dust disruption will be caused by the power of the fogging. We use two machines, a revolving standing unit and a mobile unit to ensure complete access and speed of application. This strategy ensures a comprehensive aerosol coverage and miniscule detail coverage. With 2 units working simultaneously we can cover the area of a tennis court in an hour, it typically takes between 1 to 3 hours to complete a treatment. If well ventilated the building can be re-entered in 1 hour. Charged at £100 (plus VAT) per hour per unit working inclusive of materials and 7 days a week call out. To put it in perspective traditional hand cleaning would take 10 times longer and is still not as comprehensive.

The product we use (Sterizar) will kill Covid 19 immediately on contact and will continue to work on non-porous surfaces for up to 30 days. After our treatment normal Covid precautions and cleaning routines need to be observed as friction and handling will wipe off the treatment.
We are currently treating actual instances of Covid and doing preventive treatments in schools, doctor’s surgeries, banks, gyms, laboratories, offices, places of worship, farms, pubs and hotels.
To help break the chain of infection we are offering high level disinfection to small shops and barber shops for as little as £20 for a room. mob O7795242173

Contact Kim Harris   07851 838 219

Rising from the ashes of Covid-19, Caring Feet was born to help those that are most vulnerable find footwear solutions at a reasonable price. We provide shoe fitting and delivery services throughout Belfast and surrounding areas.

We have a wide range of slippers and shoes available in a variety of styles, fits and sizes to suit most foot types. Foot problems related to diabetes, club foot and bone deformities can all be catered for.
Given the current climate and our customers' needs, we are very Covid aware. PPE will be worn at all times during an appointment and any materials we bring with us will be cleaned and disinfected using a 5th generation Siquat sanitiser. Appointments are available Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm and all orders are fulfilled within 5 working days, subject to stock availability.
Used properly, social media can build awareness, drive sales, even help your business get found online. But it has to be the right social media for your business, it has to be used in the right way... and you need to know how to know that it’s working as hard for you as it possibly can.  Our one-day masterclass will help you get the most out of it! 

  • Anyone who writes copy for print
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  • Anyone wishing to improve their copywriting skills!
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Act now - advice and support worth £2000/€2250

Are you a business looking to navigate your way through Brexit and are unsure what to do next? InterTradeIreland offers 100% financial support up to £2000/€2250 (inclusive of VAT) towards professional advice in relation to Brexit matters. This support can help your business get advice on specific issues such as movement of labour, goods, services and currency management.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for financial support your business must:
  • Be located on the island of Ireland (North or South)
  • Trade across the border (NI/ROI)
  • Employ less than 250 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of less than €50m (sterling equivalent)
  • Have a satisfactory trading history (we reserve the rights to request submission of financial accounts)
Note: There are certain exclusions in line with specific State Aid guidelines, such as primary agriculture – please contact the Brexit Team at InterTradeIreland for further information.
The Voucher is provided under the European Commission Regulation on De Minimis Aid as stated in the documentation for the Brexit Start to Plan. The business must provide InterTradeIreland with details of all other De Minimis aid which has been granted to the business within the past three years. It should be noted that a false declaration by a business resulting in the threshold of €200,000 being exceeded could later give rise to the aid being recovered with interest.

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE
For Northern Ireland specific contracts, there are a number of sources of information specifically for contracts within Northern Ireland. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) handles contracts for a number of government departments.
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180662 - - Enterprise Development Plan for Donegal and the Local Enterprise Office for the period 2021- 2027
Publication date:  20-11-2020
Response deadline:  14-12-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Donegal County Council, on behalf of the Local Enterprise Office Donegal is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified consultant/consultancy to work with the Local Enterprise Office Donegal in the preparation of an Enterprise Development Plan for Donegal and the Local Enterprise Office for the period 2021- 2027.
Buyer: Donegal County Council

180657 - EY005 - Supply and deliver I.T. and visual display equipment and provide relevant installation and training support
Publication date:  20-11-2020
Response deadline:  04-12-2020 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Early Years – the organisation for young children seeks to appoint a suitably experienced contractor to: • supply and deliver I.T. and visual display equipment; and • provide relevant installation and training support, to preschool settings across Northern Ireland and the Southern Border Counties of Ireland who are engaged in the Sharing from the Start project
Buyer: Early Years- the Organisation for Young Children
180508 - RCSI_3DPrinter - We require a practical and convenient 3D Printer for our laboratory whose research is focused on the fabrication of 3D regenerative biomaterial ‘scaffolds’.
Publication date:  19-11-2020
Response deadline:  18-12-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The 3D Printer should be compatible with a range of biocompatible and synthetic materials and bioinks (e.g. thermosetting polymers, hydrogels, cell suspensions, methacrylated collagen etc). An ability to UV crosslink printed materials at a variety of wavelengths is preferable. The temperature of the print shelf/bed should be adjustable. Multiple extruder system is required – minimum 3 extruders/print heads. Extruder temperature should be adjustable if possible. High resolution (1μm) printing in X, Y and Z directions is necessary for the fabrication of constructs with homogenous pores and internal channels with high dimensional accuracy. A high degree of control over environmental control regarding sterility is viewed as a key component. Any computer and software needed should be quoted as part of the system. Price of freight, installation, and user training should also be included in the price quoted.
Buyer: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

180333 - LLEO_TR - Delivery of training services for Leitrim Local Enterprise Office
Publication date:  18-11-2020
Response deadline:  16-12-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Leitrim Local Enterprise Office, is part of Leitrim County Council’s Enterprise Development and has the primary function of promoting enterprise and assisting with the development of micro-enterprises at local level. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) supports include financial assistance (subject to eligibility), business advice, mentoring, training, networking and the trading online vouchers. As per the Enterprise Development Plan, the provision of training is a fundamental aspect of LEO supports to entrepreneurs in the county. The Local Enterprise Office currently provides a wide range of training opportunities for the small business manager/owner, all of which are highly subsidized. These training programs equip entrepreneurs, owners and managers with the knowledge to plan, grow and sustain productivity, innovation and competitiveness. The Leitrim Local Enterprise Office is currently seeking tenders from suitably qualified trainers/consultants for all Training delivery for the period of January 2021 until the 31st of December 2023. The contract will run for 36 months with an option to extend for a further 12 month period. The tender consists of 14 lots. Trainers may apply for more than 1 LOT, please note while you can apply for more than 1 LOT you must not exceed 5 LOTS. Please note that the target audience for all programmes are owner/managers or employees of businesses employing 10 or less, start-up businesses or those thinking of starting a business. The lots are is an indication of programmes under consideration and which will be scheduled subject to demand and funding. The workshops/programmes will be held at various locations and venues across County Leitrim or remotely using video conferencing tools. Leitrim LEO will cover cost of all venue hire.
Buyer: Leitrim County Council
180421 - SYOB2021/22 - Design & Delivery of Start Your Own Business Programme Donegal
Publication date:  18-11-2020
Response deadline:  09-12-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Request for the design, delivery and evaluation of Start Your Own Business programmes to be delivered by Donegal LEO in 2021 and 2022
Buyer: Donegal County Council
180351 - JH/PMSGAS/11/20 - Project Management Services in Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Publication date:  17-11-2020
Response deadline:  01-12-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Project Management Services in Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)

180398 - JH/ISFFITUK/11/20 - Insight Study on Frozen Foods in the UK
Publication date:  17-11-2020
Response deadline:  02-12-2020 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Insight Study on Frozen Foods in the UK
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)

180318 - Event Audio Visual Services - Provision of event audio visual services to SEAI
Publication date:  16-11-2020
Response deadline:  07-12-2020 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The objective of this RFT is to invite proposals from suitably qualified services providers to provide Audio Visual (AV) services to SEAI, this will include services for SEAI’s conferences, trade shows and exhibition, awards ceremonies and meetings. Events where AV services will be required will typically be four to five full day conferences, at locations around Ireland. On occasion the successful service provider may be required to support SEAI where venue AV services are not sufficient at a venue or to host a hi spec event online with a live panel. SEAI requires an AV service provider who can provide equipment and staff to help deliver professional and technologically advanced events to an extremely high standard. For further information on this Request for Tender please visit
Buyer: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
T2020 Provision of arboriculture services 12 noon on Monday 7 December 2020
ITT 35303  Architect Led Integrated Consultancy Team for Midland Boxing Club 12 noon on Friday 11 December
T2132 Provision of a ‘St Comgall’s Outreach Programme and Exhibition’  12 noon on Friday 11 December

Tender for the manufacture, supply, delivery and installation of signage

This is a condensed version of an advertisement sent to the Official Journal of the European Union on Tuesday 10 November 2020

12 noon on Monday 14 December 2020
T1991 Energy management services 12 noon on Monday 14 December 2020

COS-CLUSTER-2020-3-03: French cluster looks for an energy cluster is sought to coordinate a ClusterXchange proposal aiming at strengthening inter-regional collaboration between clusters

A French energy transition cluster and a Spanish energy efficiency cluster intend to apply to the Cluster For Excellence call (a Portuguese and an Austrian clusters have also shown interest). The project aims at enhancing the collaboration, networking and learning of clusters and their members towards specialised business support to SMEs. They are looking for an energy cluster to coordinate and participate in the project. Cluster awarded with Gold label can be a plus.

A Ukrainian manufacturer of flexible packaging is looking for manufacturing and commercial agency agreements

A company based in Ukraine has developed and patented an authentic and user-friendly packaging solution for liquid products. The packaging is eye-catching and is easy to open. The company is looking for business partners in the framework of a commercial agency or a manufacturing agreement.

Leather bracelets and notepads producer company from Ukraine is looking for distributors and agents

A Ukrainian handmade accessories brand established in 2015 seeks distributors and trade representatives in Europe under distribution services and commercial agency agreements. The brand creates handmade accessories using natural leather in different textures. Also, the company is interested in establishing cooperation under manufacturing agreement to produce leather accessories for the European countries to order under private label.

Ukrainian producer of fiberglass reinforcing mesh for plastering is looking for distributors

This Ukrainian company produces fiberglass reinforcing mesh from 2012, using materials with high-quality standards. The advantages of this product are: stretch resistance, removes the internal stress of the facade, lightness. The company is looking for distributors.

Ukrainian manufacturer of street and park light poles seeks manufacturing and distribution agreements

The Ukrainian manufacturing company, designing and producing standard and custom - made street light poles, is looking for distributors in order to enter new markets in Europe. The company aims to contract a long-term manufacturing agreement with potential partners to produce light poles to order.

A Ukrainian producer of couplers for splicing reinforcement steel is offering its products under distribution agreement

A Ukrainian company from Odessa engaged in manufacturing of equipment and couplers for reinforcement steel of various nominal diameters, that are used for repairing and developing concrete structures in the construction sector is looking for distribution services agreement.

Ukrainian sewing company provides services of sewing top of the shoe, bags, uniform clothes, other medium and hard materials sewing under subcontracting agreement.

The Ukrainian sewing company specialize is sewing of hard and medium-hard materials, like textile and leather, to manufactured shoe uppers, bags, purses, backpacks, uniform clothes and army sewed equipment, gloves, etc. The company is searching for partners who will order ?utting and sewing services - by client samples. The company manufactures – complete products or partial product , depending on client needs. The company wants to cooperate under subcontracting.

Making sensors and devices IoT (Internet of Things) ready, in a way that is both user-friendly and manufacturer-friendly

Smart devices and sensors haven’t really taken off yet because of the hassle and cost of setting them up. An East of England start-up company has launched a technology that is easy to adopt for both manufacturers and end-users and furthermore, is often cheaper than the ‘dumb’ version. Manufacturers of doorbells, smoke alarms, and all types of sensors are sought for license agreements.

Joining and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) of un-weldable dissimilar metals, alloys and semiconductors

A UK company are the world leading experts in diffusion bonding, achieving flawless bonds between similar and dissimilar materials such as Al, Cu, Ti, Co alloys, Ni superalloys, stainless steels, and semiconductors. The tensile strength is equivalent to parent metals in most cases. Layered objects like compact heat exchangers can be built. Metal parts manufacturers are sought in high value sectors e.g. medical and aerospace sectors, for technical and research cooperation.

Micro scale metal foams for 5-fold improvement in thermal management of consumer and power electronics and computers

A small UK company offers technology for metal foam wicks that double the heat transfer capacity of flat heat pipes and vapour chambers without increasing their size or thermal resistance, enabling electronic devices to be faster, smaller, lighter and more reliable. The wicks can be deposited on a wide variety of pre-formed. Original electronics, computing and power devices manufacturers (OEM) and design bureaus are sought for licensing and technical cooperation.

Spanish ice-cream factory seeks suppliers of alternative to plastic packaging.

Spanish ice-cream factory based in Mallorca are looking for packaging suppliers to replace plastic. The company needs 500ml and 80 to 100ml containers with carboard lids or some type of biodegradable material. The company wants to establish a manufacturing agreement.

Spanish company specialized in software and hardware solutions for pharmacies and hospitals is searching for commercial agents and distributors.

The Spanish company is specialized in software and hardware solutions for pharmacies and in personalized and automated medication dose system. It is looking for partners to establish distribution services agreements and/ or commercial agency agreements.

Turkish air compressor manufacturer is looking for distributors.

A Turkish air compressor manufacturer who is manufacturing direct-coupled compressors, frequency-controlled and consistent powered compressors is looking for distributors to conclude distribution services agreements.

Romanian company specialized in retail sale of books, gift products and office supplies is looking foreign suppliers

A Romanian company specialized in retail selling, distribution and import of products including school and office supplies, stationery and educational items, toys, tea gift boxes, is looking for foreign suppliers (producers and distributors) of such type of products. Its offer also includes both luxury brand products and stationery gift sets for special occasions. Targeted type of cooperation is a distribution services agreement

Russian manufacturer of conveyor automatic flow metering dispensers is looking for distributors

The Russian company from Moscow manufactures conveyor automatic flow metering dispensers. Such a system facilitates and improves the process of measurement the flow of bulk materials in different industries and can work in continuous mode. The company is looking for partners to conclude a distribution agreement.

Russian developer of neural network training platform offers license agreements

A young Russian company from Moscow, active in research and development of neuromodels for artificial intelligence (AI), which has developed neural network training platform based on its own framework, is looking for partners to sign license agreements.

Russian company specialized in neural networks is looking for international partners to sign license and distribution services agreements

The Russian company from Moscow specialized in a neural networks and is looking for foreign partners to sign license and distribution services agreements.

Russian company specialized in producing mobile rapidly-deployable antenna arrays is looking for international distributors and licensees

The Russian company from Moscow region specialized in the mobile rapidly-deployable HF (High Frequency) and VLF (very low frequency) antenna arrays manufacturing. The Russian company is looking to sign distribution services and license agreements.

Russian company specialized in rust cleaning technologies is looking for licensees and international partners to sign distribution services agreement

The Russian company from Saint Petersburg specialized in rust cleaning technologies is looking to sign distribution services and license agreements.

Russian producer of field emission cathodes based on microchannel plates seeks distributors

A young Russian company engaged in production of field emission cathodes made of refractory metals based on microchannel plates is looking for partners to sign a distribution services agreement.

Russian company specializing in manufacture of metal products by casting is looking for partners to sign partnership agreements

A Russian producer of metal workpieces is looking for partners to sign commercial agency agreements with technical assistance, services agreements as well as joint venture agreements.

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