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”

6 Habits of an Innovative Person

We live in a world surrounded by innovative people. In this fast-paced modern environment, everyone is tripping over each other in order to stay ahead and survive. Innovative people understand that, as Jim Butler put it, “You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away. You just have to run faster than the guyContinue reading “6 Habits of an Innovative Person”


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”

Top Nutrition Trends

What are the food and nutrition trends likely to drive sales in 2022? Proactive Health Proactive health was an emerging trend even before the global pandemic, but its importance has certainly been emphasised. The notion of eating for health has been around for a while. Consumers are well aware of the potential to improve health through diet, and this isContinue reading “Top Nutrition Trends”

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”

Nutrition and Sport Services at MET

MET is dedicated to advancing the sciences of nutrition and sport in collaboration with industry and to maximising healthy outcomes in the Irish population. Nutrition and health are important drivers in food sales, driven by the increasing consumer demand for healthy food and drink products. The concept of medicinal nutrition encompasses functional foods and foodsContinue reading “Nutrition and Sport Services at MET”

Technology Gateways

The Technology Gateway Network is a partnership between Enterprise Ireland and Institutes of Technology and Technological Universities across Ireland. There are 16 specialised Gateways delivering innovation expertise and solutions for Irish industry. The Technology Gateway Network focuses on key technology areas, aligned to industry needs in areas such as mobile, polymers, photonics, coatings, industrial design,Continue reading “Technology Gateways”