Environment Sector

An Expert's View about Environmental Technologies in Ireland

Posted on: 28 Sep 2012

The environment, waste management and green technologies are a priority sector in Ireland for a sustainable economy.

The Environment Sector In Ireland The environmental industry in Ireland covers multiple areas including: renewable energies, efficient energy use, water and waste management, water treatment, waste management, recycling, consultancy and green technologies, all of which are growth areas. Market overview This is a priority sector in Ireland for a sustainable economy. There are an estimated 18,750 people employed by enterprises operating within the various sub- sectors of the Environmental industry. This includes approx 5,000 people employed within the energy efficiency sub-sector on the insulation and retrofitting of homes and buildings and the installation of energy efficient products and services. In 2010 the market size of the environmental goods and services sector in Ireland was estimated at €3.05 billion. The Government’s aim in this area is to meet its EU environmental commitments by 2020. Key opportunities Opportunities are available in the Environmental sector for organisations with engineering & ICT skills especially in the areas of wind, solar, wave and tidal. Opportunities also exist for sustainable building materials and renewable energy systems. There are also general opportunities within sales and marketing, finance and other areas of green development. The Green IFSC www.greenifsc.ie is Ireland’s economic hub for financial investments in environmental projects. Latest export opportunities in the Environment and Water Latest export opportunities in the Renewable Energy sector Latest export opportunities in Ireland Getting into the market British companies wishing to enter and/or develop their business in the Irish market are advised to undertake as much market research and planning as possible. There are few barriers to entry with the same language, similar legal and regulatory structures as well as numerous cultural and business links. UKTI’s team in Ireland, with its wide local knowledge and sector experience, can provide a range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their business in the Irish market. This includes, but is not limited to: ξ Provision of market information; ξ Validated lists of agents/distributors/other Contacts as required; ξ Key market players or potential customers in the Irish market; ξ Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you; ξ Arranging appointments; and ξ Organising seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company in the Irish market. More about doing business in Ireland Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. Andrew Evans British Embassy 29 Merrion Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Tel: +353 (1) 205 3753 Email: Andrew.evans3@fco.gov.uk Web: www.britishembassyinireland.fco.gov.uk Web: www.ukti.gov.uk Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows. Latest events in the Environment and Water sector Latest events in the Renewable Energy sector Major Events The 8th Annual Environment Ireland Conference 13 September 2012 Croke Park Dublin http://www.environmentireland.ie/index.php Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 28 September 2012

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