Target Circular

Target Circular Project Overview

Target Circular is an Interreg Europe Northern Peripherals and Arctic (NPA) funded project. The aim of the project is to enhance the success rates of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that work in the sustainable space.  The project will be implemented by an excellent team of six partners from Ireland, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.   

In January 2024, the Ludgate Hub will pilot a new evidence-based training programme on strategic thinking and planning.  The Strategic Entrepreneur Programme is based on the latest scientific research on entrepreneurial decision making and business success.  The programme is open to all currently trading businesses but priority will be given to businesses working in the sustainable space.  

The Ludgate Hub is collaborating with our partners at Munster Technological University and our two Finnish partners at Centria University and Kosek to make the Strategic Entrepreneur Programme a success in the new year.

Watch this space, as later in 2024 the Ludgate Hub will have more opportunities for entrepreneurs and business service advisors to participate in our Learning Management System (LMS) and shared service pilots.



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Target Circular in person meeting - July 2023, Kokkola, Finland

We had our first Target Circular in person meeting with the consortium partners in Kokkola, Finland.  Throughout the week, we had the privilege of exchanging knowledge, networking, and learning from each other’s experiences.  It was truly inspiring to witness the dedication and expertise of our project partners from Munster Technological University, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kokkola Region Development, Biotech North, and the Federation of Regional Authorities NW.

This is the first year of a three year project, together we are aiming for sustainability success in our regions.  The Ludgate Hub will roll out a pilot training programme, delivered to both Business Services Organisations (BSOs) and SMEs over the coming year. The next in person meeting is in Ireland and we look forward to welcoming all of the partners to Skibbereen in March 2024.


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