On the 12 and 13 May, CRAFTS CODE held its first Interregional Thematic Seminar! online via Zoom.

Project partners, stakeholders and participants of the project shared their 'Good Practices' which responded to the topic 'How to improve innovation in business models and process'.

On the 12 May, Design & Crafts Council Ireland were delighted to have presentations on the OPTIMISE programme from Mary Dunne and Shauna Sweeney, DCCI; and Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office - Carlow County Council.

The ambition of OPTIMISE Design Ireland is to bring Irish design and craft to a global online audience. The programme empowers innovative, design-led Irish brands to improve their online presence, hone their digital capabilities and grow their global e-commerce sales. It brings together best-in-class expertise across the digital, enterprise and design sectors. The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) is the owner of the OPTIMISE Fund which supports Irish business owners in planning, developing and implementing significant web enhancements and e-commerce capabilities to their existing websites. Design & Crafts Council Ireland runs DesignIreland.ie, an online platform connecting audiences all over the world with Ireland’s makers, their studios and their inspiration. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is delivered by the Local Enterprise Offices on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

See the presentations from the two-day seminar here: https://www.interregeurope.eu/craftscode/library/

Find out more about the OPTIMISE programme here:


Contact Mary Dunne: [email protected] to find out more about OPTIMISE.