Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

If you have an idea for a new product or service, and need support to develop it, our team at the Medical and Engineering Technology Gateway, Galway are here to advise and support you in developing your idea. This FREE one-to-one online consultation will take you through the process from start to finish. We are part of a nationwideContinue reading “Free 1-to-1 Consultations on €5K Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers”

Applying for Funding – Top Tips

Most people perceive funding applications as an onerous task. This shouldn’t be the case. We have compiled a list of 6 simple tips to consider before sending your funding application that will make the process more manageable. 1. Get advice at an early stage Rather than launching straight into your application, reach out to thoseContinue reading “Applying for Funding – Top Tips”


Entrepreneurship may be defined as “skill in starting new businesses, especially when this involves seeing new opportunities”. Do you have a burning desire to become an entrepreneur? To be your own boss, make your own hours and have complete autonomy? The recent changes to methods of work have made many people reconsider their working lives,Continue reading “Entrepreneurship”

Agile Innovation Fund

The new Enterprise Ireland Agile Innovation Fund allows Irish companies to respond quickly to new opportunities and threats such as Brexit, allowing the quick development of products, services and processes for new and existing markets. The fund allows eligible companies to access up to 50% in support for innovation projects with a total cost ofContinue reading “Agile Innovation Fund”

Innovation Partnership Programme

The Innovation Partnership Programme encourages Irish-based companies to work with Irish research institutes resulting in mutually beneficial co-operation and interaction. Companies can access expertise and resources to develop new and improved products, processes, and services, generating new knowledge and know-how. The participating company benefits in terms of growth, the evolution of strategic research and theContinue reading “Innovation Partnership Programme”

Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study

The Project Feasibility Study is not intended to be a standalone, discrete piece of research. It is intended to provide a ‘stepping stone’ to enable researchers and third-level institutions to become involved in full Innovation Partnership projects with industrial partners. Am I eligible? All manufacturing, processing and internationally traded service companies, with an operating baseContinue reading “Innovation Partnership Programme – Project Feasibility Study”

Innovation Voucher

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? TheContinue reading “Innovation Voucher”


Innovation is a vital component of success and growth for any company. Sometimes this realisation can come from a place of reaction, but it is preferable for any business to be proactive in generating new ideas for their future survival and progression. Innovation is a mechanism by which a business can improve their competitive advantageContinue reading “Innovation”

Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies

MET has a wide range of expertise, skills and advanced equipment available to industry to support the development of Sports and Exercise products and research. The equipment listed below can be used in human trials and studies to further enhance product development. Maximal Oxygen Uptake / VO2 max testing MET’s Cortex Metalyzer can carry outContinue reading “Sport and Exercise Analysis and Technologies”

Working with the Technology Gateways

Technology Gateways offer innovation support to companies of all sizes from start-ups and SMEs right up to large indigenous and multinationals. Since 2013 the Network has collaborated with over 2,500 Irish companies completing more than 4,000 innovation projects. Successful collaborations often result in the Gateway becoming an extension of the company’s R&D facility over time, asContinue reading “Working with the Technology Gateways”