Overview of LeanTransform 

LeanTransform is a large scale, extensive and holistic company transformation programme delivered by an external training team of international reputation. The main support mechanism is by training grant; support is available for consultancy costs for SMEs, but not large companies.

LeanTransform projects should:

  • deliver company-wide transformation in culture and productivity performance; building capability and capacity in people and processes;
  • embed the competencies necessary for on-going competitiveness gains in the company, and
  • result in sustainable improvement in the business and across its supply chain.  

Assignments will typically run for up to 2 years. The assignment is preceded by a scoping exercise.


Am I eligible?

LeanTransform is open to all Enterprise Ireland clients or potential clients who have been trading for at least 5 years engaged in manufacturing or eligible internationally traded services. The LeanTransform initiative is primarily designed for larger companies with significant operations who can demonstrate to Enterprise Ireland that they have existing capability and resources to implement a programme of this scale.


What costs are eligible and what is the maximum funding available?

Eligible costs include:

  • Fees for an external Lean trainer, registered on the Enterprise Ireland Lean Trainer directory.
  • Employee training costs and associated training costs.

If any expenditure is incurred on the project prior to the Start-date (receipted application by the Enterprise Ireland Client Services Unit), the entire project will be deemed to be ineligible.

The maximum daily fee payable to a trainer or consultant (SME only) should be inclusive of all travel and subsistence expenses.  A maximum eligible daily rate limit of €900.

Maximum eligible employee training wage costs are in force. The proposed employee training costs will be assessed and approved by an Enterprise Ireland Lean Executive and contained in the grant Letter of Offer.

The percentage and level of funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Enterprise Ireland Investment Committee.

Receipt of other grants from Enterprise Ireland may impact on your eligibility for support under this initiative.  


What are the call close dates?

There are no call close dates. The process is not competitive and is approved by the Enterprise Ireland Investment Committee.


How do I apply?

  • LeanTransform project applications must be discussed with your Enterprise Ireland Adviser, prior to submitting a completed application form.  
  • Following this discussion, your Enterprise Ireland Adviser will arrange for you to receive an application form, if appropriate. 
  • The Enterprise Ireland Investment Committee will consider projects on a case-by-case basis.

If you are not already a client of Enterprise Ireland, please contact your Enterprise Ireland Regional Office.

Any expenditure incurred prior to receipt of a valid application by the Enterprise Ireland Client Service Unit will not be eligible for grant aid.

Please note that approval by Enterprise Ireland of any grant sought in this application shall be subject to Enterprise Ireland being satisfied:

(a) of the merits of providing grant support to the activity set out in the application.
(b) that the approval is in accordance with Enterprise Ireland policy.
(c) that the approval is in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements.
(d) that there are sufficient funds available to Enterprise Ireland.


Where can I find a suitable service provider?

A Directory of Lean and Specialist Service Providers interested in undertaking assignments under this initiative is maintained by Enterprise Ireland.  The directory holds a profile provided by each service provider on their expertise and experience with Lean projects. A company may select a service provider from this directory, or it may select a service provider who is not. In either case, before the company applies for funding, sufficient information must be provided to Enterprise Ireland to demonstrate that the proposed service provider is qualified to carry out the proposed work and has previously carried out similar assignments satisfactorily. Please ensure you carefully read the Directory and the Guidelines for Use of Directory prior to selecting from the list of service providers.

Enterprise Ireland does not give any warranty, either express or implied, as to the qualifications or suitability of any of the persons on the list of service providers and Enterprise Ireland will not be liable for any loss and/or damage caused by a company’s decision to retain the services of such a service provider.


Key contact/more information

For more information, please contact your Enterprise Ireland Adviser.  If you are not a client, please contact your nearest Enterprise Ireland regional office.

Visit www.leanbusinessireland.ie

For general enquiries about the Lean Business Offer, contact:

Stephen Reid

 +353 1 727 2370