Agile Innovation Fund

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What is the Agile Innovation Fund?

The Agile Innovation Fund supports the development of new or substantially improved products, services or processes, where the total project cost is less than €300,000. It features a streamlined online application form with fast track approval.

 

Who is it for?

Companies who are;

  • new to R&D
  • operating in short, product life cycles
  • undertaking small/short projects

 

Grant Rates & Support

  • Grant rates 25% to 50% - dependent on a company size and inclusion of collaboration (see Business Innovation Initiative for collaborative projects).
  • Grant support is provided for Projects up to €300,000.

Grant Rates & Support

Small Companies

Medium Companies

Large Companies

Maximum Grant

R&D Projects

45%

35%

25%

€150,000

Business Innovation Projects

50%

50%

50%

€150,000

Eligible Companies

  • All registered companies that are trading with positive EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation).

 

Eligible Costs

  • Existing staff costs / New staff costs
  • Overheads
  • Materials
  • Consultancy
  • Travel & Subsistence
  • Certification and clinical trials

 

How do I apply?

  • Log on to Enterprise Ireland's online application system:

APPLY online

The online application forms provide a step-by-step guide on how to complete each tab.

  • A Project Plan (.docx) is also required for a complete application. This should be completed by the Technical Lead for the project.

 

Claims Process

If you have been approved Agile Innovation Funding, details of the Claims Process is available here.

 

Further information

 

Not sure if your project is R&D?

Download our Outline Proposal template (.docx) and return to: RandDOutlineProposals@enterprise-ireland.com to get an initial indication on the eligibility of one or several project(s).

 

Contact Us

For general enquiries on the Agile Innovation Fund, please contact:

rdcoreunit@enterprise-ireland.com

+353 1 727 2120

For upcoming events, go to Agile Innovation Fund - Upcoming Promotional Events.

 

For information about R&D Projects and Innovation Projects, go to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I),