Ibec has a thriving ecosystem of over 39 trade associations and networks that cover a wide range of industry sectors spanning MedTech, Biopharma, food and drink, IT, retail, property, and financial services.

Over the past year, our trade associations have worked with their sectors to address the ongoing challenges regarding availability and cost of labour, energy supply, planning and infrastructure issues and inflation.

We have continued to focus on developing strategies to support industries’ sustainable growth while representing industry’s interests to Government, EU institutions and key industry stakeholders to foster competitiveness and innovation.

To foster competitiveness and innovation, they enable industry and cross-industry collaboration while providing informed perspectives on industry issues, regulation, expert briefings, networking and industry-led training.

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Industry-led subsidised learning solutions

Ibec understands the critical importance of skills to building stronger industries. Ibec partners with Skillnet Ireland, Higher Education Authority and Solas to deliver funded industry-led learning solutions to enable businesses to develop their talent in innovative and responsive ways.

We have 11 Skillnet Networks, 5 Apprenticeship programmes and the Ibec Springboard providing nearly 700 programmes designed to meet the talent needs of business and drive industry competitiveness.

Last year, Ibec collaborated with over 3,700 companies to design and deliver programmes for over 15,000 people in areas that address the current and future, technical and non-technical skills required for their industry.