Agile Innovation Fund

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.

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

Under Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) (2021-2026), projects supporting the digital and climate transition of enterprise are being funded through the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility. This covers projects that will:
  • facilitate emissions reductions, or
  • support the digital transformation of the company, driving increased adoption and diffusion of digital technology
Funded by the European Union

Who is it for?

Companies who are;

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

If your Development Adviser instructs you that this is an ERDF project, click on ERDF Information for Clients.


Grant Rates & Support

Grant rates dependent on a company size and inclusion of collaboration (for collaborative rates see our RD&I Fund Reference document under Further Information below);

Grant Rates & Support

Small Companies

Medium Companies

Large Companies

Maximum Grant

R&D Projects





Digital Process Innovation Projects * 





*See Digital Process Innovation for further information.


Eligible Companies

  • All registered companies that are trading with positive EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation).
  • For companies who are not EBITDA positive contact your Business Adviser in the relevant Development Agency.


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 Funding, details on the Claims Process is available here.

Clients of Údaras na Gaeltachta and the Local Enterprise Office should contact their Business Adviser regarding the claims process.


Further information


Not sure if your project is R&D?

Download our Outline Proposal template (.docx) and return to: 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:

+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),