Enterprise Ireland’s innovation supports enable companies to develop new market opportunities and maximise their business performance. So whether you’re an SME or a large enterprise, if you have the ambition, we can help you take it global.
These one-day programmes help improve your capabilities for identifying innovation opportunities for growth, reducing risk throughout the innovation process, and managing the successful delivery of R&D and innovation projects.
This programme helps ambitious companies to build innovation plans and processes by developing opportunities to grow their business. Members of your management team learn how to manage successful innovation projects from building a roadmap through to monitoring KPIs that track project performance.
From major R&D to smaller product, service or process improvement projects, we have a range of supports available.
Agile Innovation Fund
This fund supports clients to quickly develop innovations and respond to opportunities and threats in new and existing markets. It is a great fit for companies that need to rapidly develop solutions or are planning a first R&D project. Eligible companies submit a short online application form to get quicker approval for projects with a maximum expenditure of €300,000.
This funding supports the better planning of R&D and innovation projects. These grants are designed to encourage companies to think strategically about disruptive technologies and take time to look beyond their own organisation for inspiration and guidance.
A Digital Process Innovation project involves implementing design, installation and/or configuration of a new production or delivery process/system. Projects should be innovative and include a level of risk, and not simply focus on routine changes or adopting best practices.
This funding supports companies to conduct industry-led R&D that helps grow sales and employment. It supports companies into expand to new markets or increase competitiveness through the strategic development of new or improved products, services and processes. Companies may also qualify for tax credits under the R&D Tax Credit Scheme.
The vouchers support Irish companies looking to take the first step into developing innovative solutions.
Each voucher gives a company €5,000 worth of time with an expert, third level researcher to help develop initial ideas.
Innovation Vouchers can be used for new product, process or business model developments as well as training and auditing.
The fund supports Irish companies to build the capabilities required to deliver sustainable products, services and business models. Projects may include preparing a climate change and sustainability strategy, identifying actions to reduce CO2 emissions and planning for resource efficiencies. The fund aims to help companies at every stage of their sustainability journey.
Your Intellectual Property (IP) including patents, designs, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright, may be your most valuable assets. In today’s global market for innovative products, IP is essential to secure your competitive advantage, to enter export markets, to collaborate, to raise investment and to continue to innovate. The IP Strategy Offer supports companies to develop an IP strategy aimed at managing and exploiting the IP that results from their RD&I.
Through our knowledge transfer experts, tap into the wealth of research and innovation in third-level education and research centres.
National Research System
Learn how new insights from researchers in the Higher Education Institutes can work for your business. Apply for a €5,000 Innovation Voucher to fund a knowledge provider to solve a technical or business challenge. Be introduced to international programmes like Horizon 2020 to find opportunities to collaborate with research institutions across Europe.
Connect with up to 15 Technology Gateways, located in Institutes of Technology around Ireland, to help find solutions to technical challenges and new innovations that could push your offerings ahead of the competition.
KTI helps companies to find the commercial value of research and innovation conducted in Ireland. Its web portal makes it easy for companies to locate the technology, expertise, intellectual property and facilities most relevant to their ambitions.
Collaborate with one of 14 Technology Centres, which are resourced to carry out market focused, strategic R&D for the benefit of networked groups of companies through accessing the capabilities of the Irish research community.
The fund supports the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline and provides researchers with access to industry experts and commercial training supports to transform their ideas into commercially relevant businesses.
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