The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small Irish 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.
Am I eligible?
The Innovation Voucher initiative is open to all small and medium-sized limited companies registered with the CRO in Ireland. You do not have to be a client of Enterprise Ireland to apply.
How does it work?
If you own or manage a small limited company and want to explore a business problem or innovation opportunity, you can apply for an Innovation Voucher. The voucher can be exchanged for advice and expertise from knowledge providers such as the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network. A maximum of four vouchers are available, one of which must be a 50-50 co-funded Fast Track voucher.
Please note, Innovation Vouchers are exclusive of VAT. You will be charged VAT by the knowledge provider and this cost must be settled separately by the company.
You can see the full list of participating knowledge providers, as well as information about the programme and how to apply, on the Enterprise Ireland website.
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This article was first published on the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways website.