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Projects & Initiatives


The INTERFACE project aims for the project partners to develop and test a pilot community training programme to enhance community innovation and entrepreneurship in a small number of selected fragile communities in each project partner country.


The background to the project is that research shows that the combination of youth and inexperience puts younger drivers at higher high risk of crashing than older drivers and that this is an issue that is common to all European countries, with some countries experiencing higher levels of road traffic accidents than others, but with the same social and economic consequences.


The project is focusing on micros and SMEs in two sectors, the Food & Drink and Life Science (assisted tech). The partnership has identified that enterprises in these two sectors are often involved in developing bespoke and niche products with limited production runs.

FREE Reduce your Food Waste Workshop on Wednesday the 6th October 2021 @ 10am Sponsored by Tipperary County Council

October 2021 is Reuse Month and to celebrate this Tipperary County Council are sponsoring the 'Reduce your Waste Workshop'.

This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps, preserving and growing your own.

It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it's all covered in a 2 hour session.

Please note that this event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary.

Click here to register for access to our FREE Reduce your Food Waste Workshop

Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year.

That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin.

And it’s not just a waste of money, it’s also costing the earth. Food waste sent to landfill does not harmlessly break down but instead releases methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Where possible we should prevent food waste in the first instance. Top tips to prevent food waste include checking your store cupboard before you shop, have a list, only buy what you need and don't be tempted by special offers on perishable foods.

Do you know that:

60% is Avoidable food waste such Plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its date perishables. We can control this waste easily by serving smaller portion sizes at meals times and by shopping smarter

20 % is Potentially Avoidable food waste – things like bread crusts, potato skins. This waste could be used in another way; crusts could be made into bread crumbs and then frozen until you need them.

20% is Unavoidable food waste – such as banana skins and chicken bones

The good news is food waste doesn’t have to end up in landfill. It can be recycled by using your food waste recycling bin. All households living in a population agglomeration >500 people are entitled to a Food Waste Recycling service from their waste collector.

Households with a kerbside collection for food waste can simply separate cooked and raw food and leave the bin out as part of your normal kerbside waste collection so it can be sent to a composting site or to an anaerobic digestion plant to make green energy.

Check this map to see if you live in an area in which you are entitled to have a food waste recycle bin service

Click here for more information on Food Waste

Wednesday, 8 September, 2021 - 08:30

SWARE - Sustainable heritage management of Waterway Regions

Funded through INTERREG EUROPE, this project commenced in April 2016. Phase 1 will run to September 2018 with Phase 2 and the project concluding in March 2020.

SUPER - Supporting eco-innovations towards international markets

Funded through INTERREG EUROPE, this project commenced in April 2016 and will run to September 2020.

RURAL SMEs - Policies to develop entrepreneurship and innovative SMEs in rural areas

This INTERREG EUROPE part-funded project commenced in January 2017 and will run to June 2021. There are a further six organisations from across the EU participating in the project. See http://www.interregeurope.eu/ruralsmes/

'eDIGIREGION' Project - Advancing the EU Digital Agenda (Completed)

This project is funded through the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research & Development. The objective of the project is to enhance regions' sustainable competitiveness by exploiting internal regional strengths and smart specialisations to realise the RTD and Innovation aspects of the EU Digital Agenda Strategy. See www.edigiregion.eu

'ESPY' Project - Experimentation of Social Policy for Youth Employment (Completed)

Funded under the terms of the EU PROGRESS Programme this two-year project ran to October 2016.

'STAMAR' Project (Completed)

The 'STAMAR' project (Showcase Technology Applicable to Maritime SMEs in the Atlantic Area) contributed to improving the competitiveness and innovation capacity of maritime SMEs of the Atlantic Area through giving priority to technology transfer processes, particularly solutions which encouraged sustainable business development and the protection of the environment.

Young SMEs Project (Completed)

This project was part funded under the INTERREG IVC programme and ended in Dec 2014. The main objective of the project was to jointly develop local and regional development strategy recommendations and instruments to support SMEs during their early years of operation. www.youngsmes.eu

'FIERE' Project - Furthering Innovative Entrepreneurial Regions in Europe (Completed)

TCC was the lead partner in this project which ran until January 2016 and involved a further six organisations. Funded under the terms of the EU "GRUNDTVIG" Lifelong Learning Programme, the project stemmed from recognising the regional and local organisations need not only be entrepreneurial but also innovative in the pursuit of the economic and social development of their regions.

ACT (Advanced Communications Technologies) Project (Completed)

This project was an Ireland - Wales INTERREG IVA project that ended in Dec 2014. The main objectives of the project were to support R&D and knowledge exchange for SMEs and micro-enterprises that want to capitalise on new interest-related business models and associated communication technologies. www.actirelandwales.com

KTForce (Knowledge Transfer joint forces for efficient innovation policies) (Completed)

This project was part funded under the INTERREG IVC programme and ended in Oct 2014. The main objective of the project was to understand the degree in which policies are influencing knowledge transfer in the regions involved and what type of policies were required to be developed to meet the challenges and the need to increase the regional/national competitiveness.

Discover Lough Derg Initiative

Discover the Lakelands Lough Derg for your next holiday in Ireland. A majestic lake located between the counties of Clare, Tipperary and Galway, you will find activities to keep you entertained, accommodation to suit all budgets, heritage and culture waiting to be explored.

'CLIMATLANTIC' Project (Completed)

CLIMATLANTIC was a project that was part-funded by the EU INTERREG IVB Atlantic Area Programme completed in Oct 2014. The project’s overall aim was to develop strategy(s) that will achieve, through regional and local level interventions, reductions in the carbon footprint in the European Atlantic Area with consequent increasing of cohesion, competitiveness and sustainable development.

STEP (Improvement of sustainable energy policy tools in local governments) (Completed)

STEP was an INTERREG IVC project under priority 2: Environment and Risk Prevention/Energy and Sustainable Transport which ended in Dec 2014.