The application of research and innovation to business challenges is critical to the success of the Irish economy. We provide supports for both companies and researchers in Higher Education Institutes to develop new technologies and processes that will lead to job creation and increased exports. Use this section of the site to learn more about our research and innovation supports for businesses and researchers in Higher Education Institutes.
Use our expertise and contacts to increase the levels and value of R&D and innovation in your company. Through a mix of funding, advice and expertise, we can help you to undertake R&D and increase the amount of innovation in your business. See our RD&I funding pages for information. We can also help you source and license new technologies that could potentially transform your company.
R&D and Innovation Funding
Let us help you to grow your business through research
Source / licence new technologies
We have access to technology suppliers and customers from around the world and can connect you to the people behind them.
Access EU and ESA Research Supports
We offer assistance with identifying the right programmes and help you to access these competitive EU funds and ESA programmes
Collaborate with companies/research institutes
Share the risks and rewards of research by collaborating with others. Let us connect you to the right people.
Find information on funding, supports and advice for academic researchers based in Higher Education Institutes seeking to access Horizon 2020 funding, commercialise research and collaborate with industry in Ireland and internationally
Research Commercialisation Supports
We can help fund the exploration of a research projects' commercial potential.
Technology Transfer Support System
Work with your TTO to transfer commercially viable IP into the marketplace
Learn about supports and incubation space for companies spinning out of research
Collaborate with Industry
See your technology put to use in a company through a range of collaborative programmes
EU Programmes and Networks
We are the Irish portal for EU and ESA research programmes. Let us help you make the most of these opportunities