Building on the already established Kerry Hub Network, the Kerry Hub Programme, funded by Enterprise Ireland, will harness progress made by the network since 2019 to increase capacity and resilience of individual hubs in the network and to provide support to the start-up and scale-up community in Kerry.
The programme of works designed will empower the Hubs to innovate, scale and collaborate via access and deployment of state-of-the-art knowledge, technology and organisational models.
The Kerry Hub Programme consists of 4 primary pillars of work
HubStart provides pre-accelerator stage programme supports for start-ups in Kerry, delivered through the individual hubs of the Kerry Hub Network. The series of training and workshops will help early-stage start-ups access supports to reach the next stage of development i.e. full-time accelerator, sales, first investment round etc.
Management teams within the hubs generally consist of 1-2 person operations, from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience. The aim of HubSkill is to build the in-house capabilities of the hub teams and as a result of that, enhance the performance of the hubs and the services offered by the hubs to their local communities.
Remote Working Stimuli
Kerry hubs offer a unique and alternative workplace for many flexible and remote workers. By nature, the hub community tends to be able to adapt quickly to new and emerging situations. While the future is uncertain for many, hub teams are seeing this time as an opportunity to build new communities and find out how to help people who want flexible working spaces in a different way.
Ecosystem and Community development
Ecosystem and Community development is at the core of an effective cluster and innovation ecosystem. This service pillar will deliver programs and events to stimulate networking, inter-hub connectivity, business development and marketing, clustering and synergy exploitation, internationalisation, policy development, mentor and investor networks and governance.