Supports Available for Innovative Irish Companies

Enterprise Ireland supports High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) clients using Innovative Start-Up Funds and R&D Funding. These include:

Innovative HPSU Fund

Equity investment of up to €800,000 on a co-funded basis, is available for innovation-led high potential start-ups (HPSUs), that are developing and commercialising new or substantially improved technologies, products, processes or service offerings. Learn more.

Lean Business Continuity Voucher

The Lean Business Continuity Voucher will support enterprises in identifying and implementing measures needed to ensure they can continue to operate safely to provide critical goods and services. Learn more.

Online Retail Scheme

The Online Retail Scheme is a grant for retail companies with greater than 10 employees to develop a more competitive online offer.  This competitive call has a budget of €5.5 million. Successful applicants will receive funding support of up to 80% of project costs, with a maximum grant of €40,000. Learn more.

Strategic Consultancy Grant

The grant funds the hiring of a strategic consultant to support the development and/or the implementation of new strategic initiatives to facilitate business growth. Learn more.

Key Manager Grant

The Key Manager Grant provides partial funding towards the recruitment of a full or part-time manager with critical skills to support the business and future growth. Learn more.

Business Process Improvement Grant

The Business Process Improvement Grant can be used to support short to medium-term company projects that improve efficiencies and business process improvements. Specific E-marketing support is available through this grant to develop and enhance your company’s capability to use the internet as an effective channel for business development. Learn more.

Rapid Response Research and Innovation Funding

A Rapid Response Research & Innovation programme to help mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic has been developed by the Government’s Research & Innovation agencies including Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, IDA, the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council. Find out more here:

eiLearn Online Learning Platform

Enterprise Ireland has designed an online learning platform, eiLearn, to help you overcome some of the key challenges in growing your business and preparing to tackle international markets. eiLearn is an online learning resource where you can access over 400 pieces of customised content designed for Irish SMEs.  In the current environment of the Covid-19 crisis, there is new content added daily across the business pillars.

For further information on the above supports contact your Development Advisor or contact the Covid-19 Business Response Unit

EI Virtual Mentoring Support:

Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network has a panel of more than 400 highly experienced business people. These are entrepreneurs, founders and senior executives with international commercial business development experience. They can offer practical advice, guidance and support at this time.

For further information email Mentor.Network@Enterprise-Ireland

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