The next call window that registered Irish companies can apply for an Innovation Voucher is Wednesday 20th January to Wednesday 3rd February 2016.
Overview of Innovation Voucher initiative
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.
Am I eligible?
The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small and medium-sized limited companies registered in Ireland. Applications are not restricted to clients of Enterprise Ireland.
How do I apply?
The new Online Application System for Innovation Vouchers allows you to apply for both Standard 5K Innovation Vouchers and Co-funded Fast Track Innovation Vouchers. In future, all voucher applications must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System. Voucher applications via any other method will not be accepted (word documents are no longer considered valid submissions).
First-time applicants will have to register on the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System and create your own account.
All applications for our Standard Voucher must be made during the open calls, and we strongly recommend that you commence your application well in advance of the call close date and time.
- Please note that you do not have to be a client of Enterprise Ireland, nor have an Enterprise Ireland Development Adviser to apply for a voucher.
Applications submitted beyond the call close date will not be accepted.
See www.innovationvouchers.ie for further information on eligibility criteria, the various Voucher types available and the Online Application System.