1,800 Jobs Expected Via Irish Design 2015

1,800 jobs and 200 new businesses are expected to be created through Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), according to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

ID2015 is a year-long programme that seeks to promote Irish design with the aim of delivering jobs, exports and competitiveness.

Through a programme of over 300 Irish and international events, ID2015 aims to:

• Create 1,800 jobs over three years through sales of design-led products and services

• Generate an additional €10m in design-based exports

• Generate 200 new design-led business start-ups

• Facilitate more than 300 companies in international trade missions and design-based trade events

• Engage with an audience of over 3 million at home and abroad

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: "Supporting our businesses to produce high-quality design is an important part of our plan to sell more goods and services abroad and create more jobs in Ireland. This is a key part of our Action Plan for Jobs. As a northern European, high-value, export-oriented economy, innovating in design can allow our businesses to develop better products and services and ultimately sell more of them in competitive foreign markets – with major benefits for us all.

"In Ireland we have many great businesses producing excellent design. The challenge for Government is to showcase these brilliant businesses around the world and support them in selling their goods and services to foreign buyers. That is why we have named 2015 the year of Irish design, and why we will be supporting a comprehensive programme of national and international events. This will facilitate more sales for more Irish businesses, and crucially 1800 badly needed extra jobs at home in Ireland."


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