R&D Funding

Enterprise Ireland supports companies, who wish to grow their sales and employment, through our R&D offer finance and expertise. Whether you are getting inolved in R&D for the first time or looking to expand the research and development activities of your company we can support you:

 

Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy Offer (Pilot)

The ‘Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy Offer’ aims to complement EI RD&I supports by providing additional support to enable companies to develop a strategy to manage and exploit the various forms of IP resulting from their RD&I, including patents, designs, trade secrets, copyright, brands etc.  To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, go to Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy Offer.

Technical Feasibility Study

The aim of the Technical Feasibility Study grant is to assist a company to develop a detailed plan for an R&D, Innovation or International Collaboration project. This should include an evaluation of both the technical feasibility and the commercial potential of the project. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, go to Technical Feasibility Study.

 

In-house Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Fund

Supporting the development of new or substantially improved products, services or processes.  Projects may range from solving technical challenges (R&D) to innovations in services delivery or business models (Business Innovation). To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, go to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Fund.

 

Agile Innovation Fund

Agile Innovation projects supports companies in sectors with rapid design cycles to maintain their technology position.  The benefits of this grant are that it allows for a very simple application process and delivers a very fast response from application to approval. Agile Innovation can also be suitable for companies who have not previously applied for RD&I support.  However, it is open to all clients to apply provided the total project cost is less than €300k and the grant sought is less than €150,000. For more information, go to Agile Innovation Fund.

 

Innovative High Potential Start Up (HPSU) Fund

R&D for HPSU companies comes in the form of equity investment.   The Innovative HPSU Fund has investment available to co-fund the start-up costs of HPSU companies including R & D costs.  Go to Start a Business Section for more details.

 

Collaborate on Research and Development Projects with Colleges and/or Companies

Interested in partnering with Irish colleges or other companies in Ireland on your companies Research and Development plans? For more information, go to Collaborate on R&D Projects with Colleges and/or Companies.

Enterprise Ireland also assists Irish companies to get involved in international collaborative research projects, including a range of programmes that have a specific ICT focus. For more information, go to Access EU and ESA Research and Innovation Supports.

 

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Technology Centres

Industry-led research in emerging technology sectors

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EU, Horizon 2020 and ESA

Access funding and research partners across Europe

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Technology Gateway Programme

Nationwide network of industry focused gateways delivering technology solutions for industry through collaborative industrial projects

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Innovation Partnerships

Up to €250,000 available for collaborative projects between companies and research teams in Higher Education

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RD & I Funding

Grants for in-house Research & Development or Business Innovation projects or Agile Innovation projects.

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Technical Feasibility Study

Grant to support the development of a detailed plan for an R&D, Innovation or International Collaboration project. This should include an evaluation of both the technical feasibility and the commercial potential of the project.

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Innovation Vouchers

€5,000 for small companies to get innovative solutions to technical and business challenges.

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