Enterprise Ireland have announced that the latest call for applications for the Innovation Vouchers initiative will take place from the 8th to the 28th April 2013. The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small companies (less than 50 employees) in Ireland. Your voucher will also be accepted by registered knowledge providers in Northern Ireland as part of Enterprise Ireland’s arrangement with Invest Northern Ireland.
An individual voucher is worth €5,000. You can pool your voucher with up to ten other companies to create a larger fund to a maximum of €50,000 (10 vouchers x €5,000) to address an issue of common concern.
For details on the call and to download an application form, please visit the Innovation Vouchers website.
If you would like to collaborate with an Irish University or Institute of Technology on a larger research project, go to Innovation Partnerships Initiative. For more information on Enterprise Ireland Research and Innovation supports, go to their Research and Innovation section.