Welcome to Community Enterprise Association Ireland

Putting Enterprise and People at the Heart of the Community

What is CEAI?

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CEAI represents a network of 250+ enterprise centres and hubs across the Republic of Ireland.

The Vision of CEAI is to power community enterprise, driving balanced, sustainable economic growth by enabling centres and hubs to be the game-changers they strive to be in their communities.

CEAI has built its vision on government policy and in response to the needs of communities, entrepreneurs and our rapidly evolving workforce in a changing world. 

Formally established in 2008 and drawing together a number of pre-existing regional networks, CEAI’s primary role is to support and develop the interests of community enterprise across Ireland.

Enterprise centres nationally are positioned as key drivers of Enterprise Ireland’s 'Powering the Regions' Strategy and meet a number of key objectives in communities: including the provision of physical space for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scaling companies, SMEs and a balance of small scale FDI while also delivering capability and capacity for enterprise promotion at community level.

Enterprise centres and hubs are much more than physical locations accommodating remote workers. They are conduits for entrepreneurship, enterprise creation and innovation across communities; playing an integral role  in developing and sustaining the startup / scaleup pipeline.

We invite you to connect, engage, share and learn as part of our community.

Thank you for being here.