Export Knowledge Programme


Export Knowledge Programme

The Export Knowledge Programme, the education element within the National Export Hub.

The Export Knowledge Programme, the education element within the National Export Hub in collaboration with InterTradeIreland, aims to take selected participants through an educational and support led journey to improve their capability to export into existing and new markets on the Island of Ireland and internationally. Applicants are initially assessed to ensure that their business has the structure and resources to support growth and entry into new export markets. A total of seventeen businesses were selected in November 2017 to embark on a seven month educational workshop programme covering every aspect of the export journey and graduated yesterday.

The National Export Hub is a public-private partnership designed to increase the number of Irish businesses exporting for the first time, assist Irish businesses to enter new export markets and support Irish exporters to grow their exports in existing markets. The key partners are ABP Food Group, AIB, DHL, Euler Hermes, PwC, and in collaboration with Bord Bia and the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs.

Companies from many different sectors such as Food & Drink, Tech and Healthcare graduated from the Export Knowledge Programme in 2017 and have taken part in workshops in the areas of: Selection and management of channel partners/distributors; Knowledge of international legal, contract and IP issues; International financial management, cost control, quality assurance, financial risk management; E-commerce skills and social media skills, marketing mix skills; International logistics (air, sea, rail, road), order administration; Awareness of customer needs in different markets, knowledge of international design standards and codes; and awareness of All-Island public sector tendering opportunities.

Export Knowledge Programme, Graduating Class of 2017

  • Condell Engineering
  • Herdwatch
  • Spotrack
  • International House Galway
  • Dovea Genetics
  • Cork Internet Exchange
  • Ocean Leaves
  • Kelly Bros
  • Maria Lucia Bakes
  • Virtue Brush
  • L’artisan Foods
  • Arthurstown Brewing
  • Yellow Belly Beer
  • The Natural Beauty Pot
  • Ecclesville Printing Services
  • Kora Healthcare

Export Knowledge Programme, Graduating Class of 2016

  • 250KAL
  • Chimney Draught Stop
  • Clarkes
  • Episcan
  • Belvelly Smokehouse
  • INCUS Power
  • Irish Rollforming
  • Kellys Mountain Brew
  • Lir Analytical
  • Newell Roofing Ltd
  • OPSH
  • San Tech Innovations ltd.
  • Ventac
  • Smartglass International
  • The Cool Bean Company
  • Vanguard Beer Collective