Initiative under the Government’s Housing For All plan offers grants and training programmes.
Enterprise Ireland has launched its new ‘Built to Innovate’ campaign to highlight a programme of grants and training programmes that will feed into the Irish Government’s Housing for All plan.
The ‘Built To Innovate’ campaign will run for six weeks from today (21 March) across print and digital channels, especially in the construction sector.
“From our extensive experience of working with manufacturing and services businesses we know that advancing digitalisation, lean and innovation initiatives can make businesses more competitive and flexible”
The supports being made available are in the areas of digital, innovation and lean and further detail is available here.
Modern methods of construction
“The Enterprise Ireland supports targeting the homebuilding sector are designed to enhance the industry’s ability to produce residential units in an economically sustainable manner,” explained Ross O’Colmain, department manager for Construction and Housing at Enterprise Ireland.
“From our extensive experience of working with manufacturing and services businesses we know that advancing digitalisation, lean and innovation initiatives can make businesses more competitive and flexible. We look forward to applying these supports to a new sector and believe that they can feed a greater adoption and usage of Modern Methods of Construction.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, said he hopes the programme will play a part in ensuring quality and sustainability are included in the design and construction process.
“This Government is determined to make owning your own home a reality for the thousands of people across the country who wish to buy but are struggling to. Our Housing for All Plan is working but it will take a concerted effort, all across industry, local and national Government to drive forward the increase in supply we have planned.
“This campaign is a small part of the solution. We are now making available grants and training programmes, which would usually only be for export-focused companies, to our domestic home-building sector. We hope this will help reduce some of the cost of residential construction and ensure that quality and sustainability are embedded in the design and construction processes of all new homes.”