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Programme funding

EUR 84 million
To support research in areas of technology of medium term interest to industry in Ireland leading to technologies, products or processes that can provide the basis of new businesses in Ireland or can improve the competitiveness of industry in Ireland.


To fund research aimed at major technology development around platform technologies or groups of products built around a new technology. Grants, which will be subject to the terms of a grant agreement between the host institution and Enterprise Ireland, will cover 100% of all eligible costs (e.g. personnel, equipment, material and travel) and should typically be for no more than 350,000 euros for projects typically up to three years duration. Larger projects may be considered where exceptional costs are fully justified by a significantly greater potential commercial return to Ireland. Projects must be original research and be suitable for commercial exploitation in the medium term. Applied research for individual, existing companies does not fall within the scope of the programme


4 call areas:
Materials and Manufacturing comprises of approximately 25% of the programme. Also Life Sciences, Informatics and Electronic Systems.


Proposals are sought for projects leading to technologies that:
May be of commercial interest to existing industries in Ireland and are transferable by means of license or other practical arrangement.
Address specific current or emerging opportunities or threats facing individual sectors of industry in Ireland.
Have the potential to provide the basis of new business areas. Proposals will be evaluated through a two-stage process. The first stage will be to determine their technical merit (originality and novelty of approach, feasibility, likely outputs, credibility of the project work plan etc.). Those reaching an acceptably high standard of technical merit will then be evaluated and ranked on the basis of commercial potential (e.g. transfer to existing industry, addressing sectoral threats or opportunities, or potential for new business). This ranking will be taken into account in reaching a final decision on the projects to be funded.


Multifunctional Materials
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