Irish link explored to help boost enterprise.SMALL business owners and entrepreneurs in West Wales West Wales is the western area of Wales bordered by South Wales to the east. The area is loosely-defined, but is generally considered to include Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, southern areas of Ceredigion, and sometimes the city of Swansea, . and South East Ireland are teaming up in a new entrepreneurial partnership.
The initiative is part of the pounds 1.5m Sustainable Learning Networks in Ireland and Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. (SLNIW) project.
As part of the project, six sustainable, self-learning, business networks will be established in Ireland and Wales. The aim is to help entrepreneurs and owner/managers of micro-enterprises and SMEs to improve their creativity, innovation and competitiveness, thereby boosting their local economies.
Partners in the project are the School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University, and the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy at Waterford Institute of Technology Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a state funded university-level educational institution situated in Waterford, Ireland.The institute opened in 1970 as a regional technical college and adopted its present name in 1997. , Ireland.
The programme will feature three learning networks in Ireland and three in Wales. Each network will meet on a monthly basis, over an 18 month period. The first six months will be specific, focused training for the network participants. The following 12 months will see the learning networks in operation.
The SLNIW project is funded under European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland-Wales INTERREG 4A programme 2007-2013.
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(l - r) Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Aled Jones
Aled Jones (born 29 December 1970) is a Welsh singer and television/radio personality and broadcaster who first came to fame as a boy soprano. , Aberystwyth University, and Bill O'Gorman, project director Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology