Brexit Adjustment Initiative

Brexit Adjustment Initiative

Brexit has presented new challenges for Irish businesses trading with the UK. New customs procedures, increased logistics costs and volatile currency markets have all contributed to a tougher trading environment.

Enterprise Ireland have introduced the Brexit Adjustment Initiative to help Enterprise Ireland companies cope with some of these costs. The initiative is supported by the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve and brings together twelve proven and effective Enterprise Ireland supports intended to assist Irish Business to maintain and enhance their competitiveness as they continue to trade with the UK.

Supports available for eligible companies

Grant / OfferSupport Available
Innovation VoucherInnovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
Evolve Strategic PlanningUp to €5,000 (50% grant aid) in support to Enterprise Ireland supported companies to help cover costs associated with a short assignment to determine how the company might respond to the threats and opportunities that have arisen as a result of changes to the trading environment.
Capital Investment Initiative Grant support up to a maximum of €250,000 which can be used to support a digitalisation journey as companies seek to invest in newer technologies and increased automation.
Job Expansion FundGrant support up to a maximum of €150,000 towards the recruitment of new employees over and above a company's base employment position.
R&D FundResearch, Development & Innovation funding supports for Irish businesses help companies grow their sales and employment. These include Exploring Innovation Grant; Agile Innovation Fund; Research and Development (R&D) Fund; Intellectual Property (IP) Strategy.
Exploring InnovationGrant funding available for an Exploring Innovation study is 50% of eligible expenditures to a maximum grant of up to €35,000.
Agile R&DSupports the development of new or substantially improved products, services or processes, where the total project cost is less than €300,000.
Lean StartProvides an introduction to Lean concepts and allows you to gain an understanding of what the tools and techniques can do for you and your company in a short, focused engagement.
Lean PlusThe aim of the project shall be to improve productivity within the company through a focus on what brings value to the customer, including increased quality, reduced costs/waste and improved speed of delivery.
Lean TransformLeanTransform is a large scale, extensive and holistic training programme which focusses on developing the capability and capacity of employees.
Operational ExcellenceThe aim of the Operational Excellence offer is to support established companies (SME and Large) to address their competitive challenges and growth opportunities through a transformation project that would include investment in digital process innovation, capital equipment and capability building through training in Lean, Leadership, Innovation and Digitalisation.
Strategic Marketing ReviewFor clients looking to address their sales and marketing challenges and opportunities, the Strategic Marketing Review (SMR) is a transformative programme for senior management teams, focusing on a market driven business strategy which will significantly impact the rate of scaling and international growth.