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Funding Opportunities

Research Funding Opportunities

RIKON works on projects of all sizes from €5,000 to five million. Whatever your industry or need, we can help find the right funding mechanisms for you



Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/research-innovation/companies/collaborate-with-companies-research-institutes/innovation-voucher.shortcut.html

Core areas RIKON can assist companies under this fund include:

  1. new business model development;
  2. new service delivery and customer interface;
  3. new service development
  4. process optimisation

Eligibility Criteria:
All small and medium-sized limited companies, in all sectors of the Irish economy are eligible to apply for an innovation voucher. The only exclusions on a sectoral 4 basis are enterprises in the agricultural sector.

Value: The Innovation Voucher initiative allows small and medium-sized limited companies to apply for a €5,000 voucher. The voucher can be used to purchase academic support from RIKON as a key Knowledge provider under the initiative.
To apply/discuss the project scope in more detail: Contact Danielle Whelan danielle@rikon.ie 051 834118

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnerships

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/R-D-Funding/Innovation-Partnerships.shortcut.html

Core areas RIKON can assist companies under this fund include:

  • Business Strategy and Model Innovation
  • Operational Excellence & Technological development
  • Marketing & Digital Transformation
  • Service Design and Interface Innovation

Eligibility Criteria: The company must be a registered client of one of the following state development agencies: Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta. The company must have the full support of their assigned Development Adviser/Agency Contact to participate in the programme. This support must be confirmed before any application forms are submitted. Clusters of companies and/or research institutes are welcome to apply to the programme
Value: Programme provides grants of up to 80% towards eligible costs of the research project. There is a minimum 20% contribution from the Company applying. For more details, surrounding the funding please see link below:

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/IPP-Brochure.pdf

To apply/discuss the project scope in more detail: Contact Josephine Holohan jholohan@wit.ie 051-834051

European Research and Innovation Funding Streams

Horizon2020

  • Research and Innovation Actions (RIAs)
  • Innovation Actions (IAs)
  • SME Instrument (SME)
  • Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
  • Societal Challenges

INTERREG Programmes

  • Ireland Wales
  • NWE
  • Atlantic area

Enterprise Ireland – Business Process Improvement

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/Company/Esetablish-SME-Funding/Business-Process-Improvement-Grant-.html

Core areas RIKON can assist companies under this fund include:

  • Business Process improvement and operational excellence
  • E-Marketing Improvement and digital transformation

Eligibility Criteria: The Business Process Improvement Grant is open to all Enterprise Ireland clients or potential clients who have been trading for at least 5 years and who are engaged in manufacturing or eligible internationally traded services.
Value: The maximum level of grant support is up to 50% of eligible costs incurred to a maximum grant of €35,000.

To apply/discuss the project scope in more detail: Contact Josephine Holohan jholohan@wit.ie 051-834051

Contract Research and Innovation (private non funded)

If your company is not eligible for the funds mentioned above or if it falls outside of the permitted areas, you can avail of our services through private contract.
Core areas RIKON can assist companies privately include:

  • Business Strategy and Model Innovation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Marketing & Digital Transformation
  • Service Design and Interface Innovation