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Issue 443 - 22nd Oct 2018
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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is back on Monday, 12 November with more free events to help you grow your business and connect with potential collaborators, mentors and even investors.

So get involved and register for your GEW events today.

Pitch to Pros – an opportunity to win £5,000 cash

Date and time: Wednesday 14 November, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Glandore Business Centre, Arthur House, Belfast

As part of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’ve developed a great opportunity for young businesses - all you have to do is ‘Pitch to the Pros’.

Step up and pitch your business plan to our panel of judges to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize of £5,000.

How to enter

We’re seeking individuals in the Belfast City Council area who have started up their business in the last two years or have completed the ‘Go For It’ programme or other business start-up initiatives. 

Find out more and apply

Applications will close on Friday 26 October 2018.

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Brazilian manufacturer of açaí (acai) cream seeks distributors in Europe
A Brazilian exporting company located in Minas Gerais and with 18 years of experience in the market, manufacturer of high quality açaí cream is looking for distributors of açaí cream in Europe.

An Israeli start-up developing a system for harvesting sunlight for interior lighting, utilizing an optimized static collector, delivering free, healthy, human centric lighting, with full visible spectrum and no UV, is looking for strategic partnersTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / ISRAEL / TOIL20170506001
An Israeli start-up company in the field of intelligent energy is developing an innovative solar lighting system, and is looking for partners in the lighting fields (such as distributors and providers of smart energy solutions, lightening designers etc), which are willing to integrate and incorporate the innovative system in their environment and work. Possible partnerships include a commercial agreement with technical assistance, technical cooperation agreement, or a manufacturing agreement.

Italian producer of machineries for processing fruit and vegetable is looking for distributor partnerships abroadCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20180903002
This Italian company was born in 1970, and from the beginning it designed, developed and produced processing machinery. Over the past twenty years they have focused on conveyor belts, screw conveyors, receiving tanks and washing and selection lines for fruit and vegetable production. They are ooking for distributors abroad able to provide technical support.

Italian manufacturer of dies and relevant tools looks for commercial agents in the European and extra- European marketsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20171018002
The Italian small company is located in Northern Italy and specialized in supplying equipment and special tools for material's deformation. With over two decades of business combined with 40 years expertise of its technicians, the company has started an internationalization process - Europe, Australia and Africa as part of the current business and is now looking for long term commercial agreements with new European and extra-European trade agents to further increase its export quota.

A Turkish producer of technical parts for the iron, steel, cement and mining sectors is looking for commercial agents.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20161004001
A Turkish company is specialized in manufacturing technical parts for iron, steel, cement and mining industries. The company also offers solutions for meltshops and rolling mills. The company is looking for commercial agents.

Turkish leading roll forming products manufacturer is offering its service as a subcontractor.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / TURKEY / BOTR20161003001
A Turkish company specialized in manufacturing high precision roll forming products for the automotive, white goods, renewable energy and construction industries is offering its service as a subcontractor.

FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking: Co-development of humanoid/android bipedal robot with advanced intelligent robotic systemsRESEARCH PROFILE / UNITED KINGDOM / RDUK20180822001
A UK company is part of a consortium applying for funding via FET-Open Challenging Current Thinking to co-develop a new humanoid robot with an advanced level of adaptive and intelligent systems. They are seeking EU companies or universities with expertise in one or more of the following areas to co-develop the software/hardware and robots, via research development agreement: machine learning, computer vision, robot hardware/sensors, graphical user interface (GUI) software.

Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles looks for European trade intermediariesCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / BRAZIL / BOBR20180522010
This Brazilian company was founded in 2009 and is based in the state of Minas Gerais. The company, which manufactures bicycles for children, youth and adults, and includes both utility and premium models, seeks European trade intermediaries. The company offers an extensive variety of bikes, including bikes for children from 18 months old, bikes for cargo transportation and bikes for professional races. Models also come in a variety of colours.

Brazilian developer of solutions for industrial automation seeks agents in Europe and Latin AmericaCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / BRAZIL / BOBR20180528005
A Brazilian company with over 20 years of experience, headquartered in the state of Santa Catarina and with branches in the state of Paraná, is a developer of solutions for industrial automation. The company seeks commercial agents in Europe and Latin America.

Albanian manufacture of gold jewelries seeks technology line for gold and silver processing.TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / ALBANIA / TRAL20170328001
It is an Albanian company, located in Tirana which operates in manufacturing and processing of gold and silver jewelries. With more than 25 years experience in the market, it is looking for partners which can provide the latest technology line for gold and silver processing to be engaged in commercial agreement with technical assistance. This would affect directly to the company competitiveness, by ensuring designing and developing new models of jewelries with lower cost.

Belgian company specialised in distance and e-learning is looking for a partner who is interested in a collaboration on this topicCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / BELGIUM / BOBE20180816001
Belgian company specialized in online learning is looking for partners. They work with the most innovative IT tools in education to offer personalized online learning and virtual classes. They offer their distance teaching services in a services or subcontracting agreement. They are also open to license agreements on their e-learning methodology and pedagogic framework, and to joint venture agreements under which they can exchange knowledge with similar companies.

French company with innovative products combining wind turbines with photovoltaic panels is looking for distributors and industrial partnersCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / FRANCE / BOFR20180726001
A French company developing a range of innovative solutions producing electricity by extracting renewable energies – wind and solar - seeks distributors and industrial partners for financial agreements in Europe.

French company is looking for European distributors for bags for on-the-go parentsCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / FRANCE / BOFR20181012001
French company specialized in designing and selling bags and accessories that suit the look and active lifestyle of on-the-go parents is looking for European distributors for its bags.

Innovative bioreactor membrane module for wastewater treatmentTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / GERMANY / TODE20181018002
A German company developed a new competitive membrane module for membrane bioreactors (MBR). Advantages include low energy requirements, long lifetime and low manufacturing costs. Licensees from the wastewater sector interested in commercialization are sought as well as partners for technical cooperation to realize demonstration projects or joint venture partners. There is furthermore an interest in research co-operation.

German SME has developed a light communication and positioning system for e-mobility and smart cities and seeks partners for a serial productionTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / GERMANY / TODE20180925002
A German SME active in the photonic sector with focus on smart measurement and communication solutions has developed a light communication and positioning system for e-mobility - enabling last few meter guidance. Briefly, the solution combines infrared and video data to facilitate accuracy to a few millimeter. The company is looking for partners to develop the product towards serial production. Commercial agreement with technical assistance, licence agreement or technical cooperation are sought.

Early classification of aggressive prostate cancersTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / GERMANY / TODE20180921002
A German university has discovered a protein that can be used as a marker to determine the tendency of prostate tumors to metastasize. The university offers a license and research cooperation agreement.

Benchtop small sized systems for affordable in-vivo molecular imagingTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / GREECE / TOGR20181012001
A Greek company specialized in the field of biomedical engineering is offering two innovative portable systems for in-vivo imaging of radiolabeled biomolecules and nanoparticles. Both public and private partners, of any size, active in the market of molecular imaging are sought with an interest in establishing a commercial agreement with technical assistance or joint venture agreement.

Lightning conductor with upgradeable modular structureTECHNOLOGY PROFILE / HUNGARY / TOHU20170427001
A partner of a Hungarian technology transfer company has developed a modularly upgradeable lightning conductor with built-in early streamer emission device. Lightning conductors are designed to increase the efficiency of lightning attraction and to improve the radius of protection 1.5 - 3 times of a conventional lightning rod. The modular structure enables different functions for the product. The company is interested in finding suitable license partner.

Distributors and agents are sought for a dermocosmetic product for female hygieneCOMMERCIAL PROFILE / ITALY / BOIT20171004004
An Italian company deals with the marketing of dermo-cosmetic products, with particular attention to women's health.They have a detergent for women, chlorhexidine-based, disinfectant, safe and allergenic, able to solve problems such as irritations, itching, burns and bacterial infections.The presence of the essential oils of calendula gives it freshness and delicacy, while vanilla scent makes it very pleasant. Commercial agency and distributor services agreements are sought

Hydrophobic nanoparticles technology (anti-fouling paints)TECHNOLOGY PROFILE / LUXEMBOURG / TRLU20181005001
A company based in Luxembourg is looking for a partner able to provide nanoparticles technology to be added to paints, to prevent the adherence of organisms in aquatic environment. The company is looking for research or technical cooperation agreement.

Ukrainian company that specializes in manufacture of plastic food packaging is looking for partners for cooperation under commercial agency or manufacturing agreement.COMMERCIAL PROFILE / UKRAINE / BOUA20180830004
The Ukrainian company specializes in the manufacture of packaging for such food products as cakes and rolls, cookies, sweets, ice-cream, semi-finished products, frozen products, meat products, seafood, dairy products and so forth. The company seeks to expand the geography of its sales and implement its export potential. The company is looking for partners to establish long-term partnership relationships under a commercial agency or manufacturing agreement.
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.

You can find a list of current tender opportunities on the CPD website. Again, there is no email alert facility that we can find which makes the content difficult to adapt to the Bulletin format.

Publication date:  19-10-2018
Response deadline:  19-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: PIN
Description: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council would like to invite tenders from suitably qualified organisations to develop and deliver the ‘Moving Forward Together’ Programme as part of the PEACE IV Local Action Plan delivery. It is expected that the contract period will be 01 February 2019 to 31 March 2020. THIS TENDER OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND TENDERING SITE ESOURCING NI. ANY INTERESTED PARTIES CAN ACCESS THE OPPORTUNITY AND SUBMIT A TENDER VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK ALL CLARIFICATIONS MUST BE SOUGHT THROUGH ESOURCING NI THROUGH THE OPPORTUNITY LISTED ABOVE.
Buyer: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Publication date:  19-10-2018
Response deadline:  17-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 2. Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: 1.2. Back ground to the services required National Sports Policy The National Sports Policy 2018-2027 sets out the public policy framework for the development of sport over the next 10 years in Ireland and provides the context against which these services are being tendered for. The policy highlights the important contribution of sport to health and wellbeing, community development, economic and social activity. It sets out a number of targets around participation, high performance and capacity building against which progress in implementing the policy will be assessed.
Buyer: Sport Ireland

141441 - AC/2018/14 - Provision of data management services
Publication date:  19-10-2018
Response deadline:  12-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Arts Council requires data management consultancy services to support the collection, collation and analysis of box office data in 2019 and 2020 from funded clients with box office systems (estimate 50 to 60).
Buyer: Arts Council

Publication date:  19-10-2018
Response deadline:  12-11-2018 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Kildare Town Heritage Centre is in the old Market House in the centre of Kildare Town and comprises a Tourist Office, Heritage Centre and small Souvenir Shop. The staff at the centre provide tourism advice and assistance along with the opportunity to learn about one of Ireland’s Oldest towns outside Dublin & Waterford. As a Heritage Centre, the aim is not only to protect and preserve the town’s rich heritage, but to bring its stories to life in an accessible way for all. Kildare Town Heritage Centre are provisionally approved for grant funding from Fáilte Ireland for the updating of its exhibition and interpretive content to create “Kildare ‘Live the Legends’”. The primary reason for the implementation of Kildare ‘Live the Legends’ is to take the current offering from a passive experience to one that is immersive and engaging for the visitor. This project will allow us to tell the stories under the national umbrella of the main themes of the Ireland’s Ancient East initiative. Kildare Town Heritage Centre now require the services of a suitably qualified entity to provide Exhibition and Interpretive Design and Installation Services at Kildare Town Heritage Centre.
Buyer: Kildare Town Heritage Company Limited by Guarantee
141133 - 7153 - Train Planning System
Publication date:  18-10-2018
Response deadline:  14-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: Negotiated Procedure (OJEU)
Description: This is a call for competition by IE for the procurement of a Train Planning Application, befitting our commercially and customer focused company, with a focus on generating a short and long term timetables by geographically modelling our track infrastructure and using rolling stock traction data, capacity allocation and operational rules to simulate and generate train plans intelligently, avoiding conflicts. Timetables to be exported for use in other applications such as Journey Planning, Real Time Train Info and Train Performance systems. This tender includes application development/customisation, integration, data migration, testing and support. The application can be hosted in IE or delivered by a managed service by the supplier.
Buyer: Iarnrod Eireann-Irish Rail

141272 - Tender 49/2018 - Children & Ypoung People - Young Men's Legacy Project
Publication date:  17-10-2018
Response deadline:  31-10-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, as lead partner are responsible for the delivery of the PEACE IV Local Authority Action Plan - Beyond Tolerance, which will promote peace and reconciliation in the local area focusing on three key themes: Ø Children and Young People Ø Shared Spaces and Services Ø Building Positive Relations The Council is seeking to appoint a competent facilitator to develop and deliver a Cross-Community programme that will focus on young men affected by the Legacy of the troubles. This programme falls under the Children and Young People theme. The appointed delivery agent must: Develop and deliver a programme that will focus on young men affected by the Legacy of the troubles. To include a leadership programme that will focus on the legacy of segregated societies and the impact on the participant’s health and wellbeing. The project will create opportunities for sustained & meaningful contact between young people of different backgrounds and traditions for a minimum of 26 hours over the programme and increase positive engagement with statutory and voluntary agencies to promote civic pride and leadership. The project must also increase the willingness of young men to access provision and services in particular health services. Facilitators must: Ø Have sufficient available staff to provide a safe and controlled environment which meets the needs of the young people present. Ø Evidence the vetting, disclosure and barring checks for staff/volunteers. Ø Have Enhanced Access NI Certificate or equivalent (Or willing to complete upon appointment). Ø Fully comply with Safeguarding Policy of Newry Mourne and Down District Council
Buyer: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

140553 - - Invitation to Tender for Management & Delivery of Lamp Post Banner Advertising Services
Publication date:  17-10-2018
Response deadline:  16-11-2018 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: DCC Open Procedure (OJEU)
Description: Dublin City Council proposes to award a 2 year contract with the option, at the sole discretion of the awarding authority, to extend for a further 2 periods of one year (max 4 years total), for the provision of all services associated with the operation and management of the Dublin City lamp post banner advertising network. The use of lamp post banners is confined to advertising events taking place in the City, including, but not restricted to, events of a cultural, sporting, theatrical or musical nature as well as services taking place of general interest to the public. The use of banners is short term, temporary and campaign driven. Campaigns are normally of 2 weeks, 4 weeks or 6 weeks duration. The service to be provided by the successful tenderer under this contract is the full operation of a comprehensive, transparent and auditable system for the management of Dublin City’s network of lamp-post banner advertising sites. See the tender documents for full details.
Buyer: Dublin City Council

141232 - Corn Mill Theatre Upgrade - Technical upgrade to existing facility
Publication date:  17-10-2018
Response deadline:  09-11-2018 00:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: To supply an install Lighting & sound equipment to existing theatre space under Leader Funding specifications .
Buyer: Corn Mill Arts Centre

141208 - Donegal Youth Council - Co-ordination of Donegal Youth Council
Publication date:  16-10-2018
Response deadline:  09-11-2018 16:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Donegal County Council is inviting proposals from suitably qualified and competent service providers for the co-ordination of Donegal Youth Council so as to ensure the delivery of the 2019/20 term of Donegal Youth Council
Buyer: Donegal County Council

141125 - MK/PTGMS/10/18 - ITT for Plan to Grow Marketing Services
Publication date:  15-10-2018
Response deadline:  30-10-2018 14:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Plan to Grow Marketing Services
Buyer: Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)


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