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Issue 533 - 1st March 2021
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2nd March 2021    10am – 11.15am
HR Spotlight 
Staycation trumps Vacation    Nora Douds    

This webinar will focus on how to position your tourism and hospitality business to maximise and plan for an increasing demand for staycations in summer 2021.
Understanding who the staycationers are – key markets NI, ROI and GB
  • Needs and wants
  • Positioning your product to meet their needs
  • Why should they choose your product?
  • Upselling the local area, activities and visitors attractions
  • Collaboration to create experiences
  • How to market to these markets
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Customer service in a (almost post) Covid-19 world 
  • Case studies

Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council


This new programme of support will launch in mid-February and is designed to help you grow your business through a number of elements: 
•    Young Entrepreneurs Support
•    Early Export Support / First Steps to Exporting
•    Digital Transformation Action Plans for traditional businesses
•    Support for Digi-Tech firms
•    Social Enterprise Support
Target Audience 
Eligible businesses should be based in the Borough, employ less than 50 people and not be an Invest NI client company.
To register your interest and receive more information please email:

BT and Digital Boost launch free mentoring programme for small businesses in Northern Ireland

BT has launched a new mentoring programme to support small businesses in Northern Ireland during the pandemic, in partnership with Digital Boost, a free non-profit platform which unites digital experts with leaders of small businesses.  The new mentoring programme forms part of BT’s Small Business Support Scheme to assist small business during the pandemic and beyond by boosting their connectivity, cashflow and confidence

Small businesses interested in mentoring support can book a free one-to-one coaching session now by visiting:
InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Virtual Conference 2021
What can we do to increase availability of Seed Capital for start-ups on the island of Ireland?
Thursday 4th March 2021
9am – 1.15pm
Online : Free of Charge


For event queries, please email:
The Micro Food Business Investment Growth Scheme will support existing micro food and drink manufacturing businesses who have been trading for over two years and are processing primary agricultural and horticultural produce. It is intended that projects funded under this scheme will provide direct benefits to the supply chain by improving commercial links between Northern Ireland food processors and the farmers and growers, who produce the raw materials, particularly the local farmers and growers.The purpose of the grant is to enable businesses to:
  • commence supplying to the retail or distribution industry; or
  • increase the quantity of products being sold to the retail or distribution industry; or
  • move into sales outside of Northern Ireland.
Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 will be available.

The Scheme will open to Expressions of Interest from 8 March 2021
For more information:
The closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest will be Thursday 15 April 2021.

Austrian brand of food supplements and complementary cosmetics is looking for exclusive distribution partners

An Austrian company developed a brand with the focus on pharmaceutical quality food supplements and complementary cosmetics and is now looking for new general and exclusive distribution partners with an existing distribution network in the health sector (doctors, pharmacies, drugstores) in order to establish distribution services agreements.

Mas-related gene X2 receptor antagonists

A German university offers a new drug target for inflammatory and other diseases related to the mas-related gene X2 (MRGX2) receptor. It will find application in treating pain conditions that involve mast cells, such as skin itching and pain. Related illnesses may be included. Industrial partners are sought for license agreements.

German producer of innovative air filtration system is looking for distribution service agreement

The German company has been a family business for 40 years. They are specialized in electronic engineering and consulting, mostly in the German domestic market and partly international. The SME developed an innovative air filtration system. The device is very safe in its application and can be controlled via the internet. The company offers help with installation. The company is looking for distribution partners for the system in Europe.

Expertise and experience in welding technology – German company seeks agents/distributors

An internationally renowned German expert in welding and electrode milling technology with 60 years of experience is looking for international agents and business partners for a commercial agency or distribution agreement.

German SME offers fixture manufacturing and high-precision metal parts under manufacturing agreement or commercial agency agreement

A German company has long-term experience in fixture manufacturing and the production of high-precision metal parts for the automotive industry as well as for machine and plant construction. They offer tailor-made products, also for customized prototypes and the production of small series. They are looking for partners under a manufacturing agreement or a commercial agency agreement.

Experts sought for medical data annotation of potentially malign lesions for the development of a computer-aided prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis software

An e-health company based in North Germany is developing a software for computer-assisted prostate magnetic resonance imaging analysis (MRI). The solution is based on deep learning algorithms and aims at supporting the healthcare industry via an AI platform. Currently the SME is looking for services agreements with medical data annotation experts who identify and mark the potentially malign lesions in a set of anonymized training cases.

A young German SME is looking for partners for the technological development and international commercialisation of their digital AI-based counting solution for animal farming

The German SME is specialised in developing innovative solutions for the digitalisation of animal farming processes. They developed an embedded system which detects, tracks and counts objects in a transparent way. Currently, the technology is used in the livestock sector to count large groups of pigs during the selling and rehousing process. However, the technology can also be applied to different animals and objects. The SME is looking for technological and commercial partnerships.

? Greek SME active in the production of storage and installation systems for all purposes, is looking for distributors.

A Greek company is based in Athens Greece, and is specialised in the production of a wide range of metal shelves and other structures, used for storing and displaying products. The company was established in 1996, and is able to provide a wide range of ready to use products. Its main feature, is the capability to provide also customised solutions, in order to serve all storage requirements. The company is looking for distributors in Europe or third countries in order to enhance its exports.

Hungarian SME is looking for producers/distributors of basic materials for food industry

The main activity of the medium sized Hungarian enterprise is wholesale of basic materials for food products and food industrial processes, which are imported from abroad. The company is looking for new partners in the frames of distribution services agreement.

An Italian company specialized in transformers is looking for manufacturers and distributors

The Italian company designs and manufactures electrical transformers, power suppliers and spools of high quality and available in many different models. It is looking for manufacturing agreements and distribution services agreements.

An Italian company specialized in clothes for dog-lovers and dog instructors is searching for distribution services agreements and commercial agents agreements

An Italian company specialized in the textile sector, in particular in manufacturing of high quality clothing for dog instructors and dog-lovers, is looking for distributors and commercial agents.

Production of devices and materials at micro and nano scale

A company in North-Eastern Italy provides products in the fields of life sciences, micro-optics and anti-counterfeiting. The company comes from a long experience in fabrication of devices and micro and nanostructured material using well established tecniques from semiconductor industry. They developed a disruptive proprietary technology based on nanoimprinting lithography obtaining products with high throughput, high resolution and innovative effects. They look for manufacturing agreements.

An Italian company specialized in processing marble is searching for manufacturing agreements

The Italian company is specialized in processing marble, specifically for the realization of interior and exterior furnishing, walls, floorings and stairs. The company is searching for manufacturers operating in the construction sector for manufacturing agreements.

Dutch organization requesting European frozen food producers to enter into supplier agreement to buy their overstock/overproduction

This Dutch SME has a Corporate Social Responsible vision of giving products of fine quality a good destination and in this way prevent waste of food. The company is interested in buying food products that can not be sold (anymore) to regular markets. This can be because of multiple reasons like irregular size or shape, a closing end of sale date or because of leftover stock. The company is very experienced in storing and distributing food products and offering a win win situation to suppliers.

Dutch company active in food-ingredients is looking for innovative fermentation technologies to upgrade agricultural waste/side streams into functional and/or nutritional ingredients for the baking industry.

A Dutch subsidiary of a British corporation active in food-ingredients for the baking industry is looking for partners with innovative ideas or innovative processes to co-create or co-develop fermentation technologies to upgrade agricultural waste/side streams into functional and/or nutritional ingredients within the frame of a license agreement, a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement. This request refers to a challenge published on an internet-platform.

Polish e-commerce clothing retailer seeks new products from distributors

A Polish clothing e-store specializing in sportswear and casual clothing is looking for interesting, new, unique sweatshirts, sweatpants and T-shirts to introduce them to the Polish market. Cooperation between the Polish company and foreign partner(s) will be based upon distribution services agreement.

Romanian innovative startup developing flexible Industry 4.0 solutions is looking for product, business development and system integrator partners through distribution or commercial agency agreements.

A dynamic fast-growing Romanian company develops Industry 4.0 solutions for manufacturing challenges. Their solutions include: light manufacturing execution system, Andon system, real-time planning, visual management. Now, it is very active in the pharma sector, with a good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant system, automotive, food & beverage and construction. The company is looking to expand internationally in these sectors through distribution services or commercial agency agreement.

Romanian manufacturer of natural leather clothing seeks partners under distribution agreements

A Romanian company specialises in manufacturing leather clothing items and other leather accessories for women and children. The products are handcrafted based on the company’s own original designs; items are made-to-order. The Romanian company is interested in expanding its current client portfolio by identifying new international business partners to conclude distribution agreements.

Romanian IT company offers assistance and solutions for companies in the financial industry based on subcontracting agreements

This software company, located in Transylvania, Romania, is specialized in the latest technologies and is offering a wide range of programs/apps designed for partners that are active in banking, insurance and other financial institutions. They would like to establish long term collaboration based on subcontracting agreements.

Russian producer of feed additives for agriculture is looking for distributors

A Russian company from the Novosibirsk region specializing in the production of biologically active feed additives for farm animals and birds on the basis of lactic acid bacteria, minerals, micro-algae and vegetable filling (without the use of antibiotics and genetically-modified organisms), is looking for partners for distribution services agreement.
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