Overview of Innovation Voucher initiative
The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
View video above where John D'Alton, Director of Grafico talks about how he worked with the TEC centre at Cork Institute of Technology to develop a prototype of a stock management tool for beer kegs.
View more stories about Innovation Voucher projects.
Am I eligible?
The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small (limited registered) companies (less than 50 employees) in Ireland.
Your voucher will also be accepted by registered knowledge providers in Northern Ireland as part of Enterprise Ireland’s arrangement with Invest Northern Ireland.
Call close dates
For details on the next call, please visit the Innovation Vouchers website.
Maximum funding available
An individual voucher is worth €5,000. You can pool your voucher with up to ten other companies to create a larger fund to a maximum of €50,000 (10 vouchers x €5,000) to address an issue of common concern.
How do I apply?
To apply, go to Innovation Vouchers website where you can download and submit an application form. The completed application may be submitted electronically using the email address provided on the application form.
For further information about the Innovation Vouchers initiative contact the Innovation Vouchers Programme Manager:
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If you would like to collaborate with an Irish University or Institute of Technology on a larger research project, go to Innovation Partnerships Initiative. For more information on Enterprise Ireland Research and Innovation supports, go to our Research and Innovation section.