Access EU and ESA Research and Innovation Supports

Enterprise Ireland can introduce you to many international programmes that stimulate and improve collaboration between companies in different EU member states. We can also help you to tender for contracts from prestigious EU agencies.

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe (2021-2027) is the 9th European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. It is the biggest and most ambitious programme of its kind ever with a budget of over €95 billion.

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EUREKA is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation. Eureka is open to SMEs, large companies, universities, and research performing organisations (RPOs). EUREKA offers opportunities to combine expertise, exchange knowledge and enhance resources.

EUREKA gives you the freedom to create your ideal consortium and decide the technological focus of your international R&D projects. If you are interested in partnering on a close-to-market R&D research project with another company or companies the EUREKA network can help you identify partners, develop a collaborative project plan and offer information on national funding rules in each country.

Choose from multiple flexible programmes >>>

  • European Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars programme
  • Clusters
  • Network projects
  • Globalstars

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Science with and for Society (SwafS) 2018-2020 Programme

Science with and for Society (SwafS) is a Horizon 2020 programme that aims to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science, and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility. It is instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It makes science more attractive, raises the appetite of society for innovation, and opens further research and innovation activities.

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Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership – the ECSEL Joint Undertaking

Enterprise Ireland can support Irish companies who wish to get involved in collaborative projects in the area of Electronic Components and Embedded Software Systems.

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Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Search a database of over 9,500 technology requests and offers, business cooperation profiles and research partner requests from companies like yours across Europe, Asia, Russia, North America and Brazil.

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European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency promotes co-operation among European States in space research, technology and applications. Enterprise Ireland assists Irish companies to successfully bid for ESA contracts.

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ICT specific research initiatives for companies

Enterprise Ireland can help Irish ICT companies to get involved in international programmes in this area.

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