The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Grant Scheme opens this Wednesday 20th January, 2016. Innovation Voucher’s (valued at €5,000 per voucher) assist Irish companies in exploring business opportunities or problems with a registered research group or knowledge provider.
Bringing science to the art of strategy, RIKON is Ireland’s leading service design & innovation group where we transform the way organisations develop their services, processes, and strategies. We work with companies to help them create new business or re-imagine how they do business better. RIKON is optimised to tackle the problems that keep business leaders up at night and send the common consultant running for the hills. At RIKON we think differently. We will design, incubate and deliver a future for your business that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition. Let us be your competitive advantage and unleash the full potential of your business.
We successfully secure funding each year for clients across a range of grants. In the previous three calls for 2015, we have secured over 140 companies with €5,000 worth of research funding. In 2014, we successfully assisted 124 SME’s with securing innovation voucher funding to improve their business prospects. Our clients have gone on to perform favourably across new markets, experience significant increase in profits due to enhanced productivity and customer satisfaction. The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small limited companies registered in Ireland. Applications are not restricted to clients of Enterprise Ireland. Under this initiative each SME is entitled to apply for two fully funded innovation vouchers and one 50% funded voucher.
RIKON were recently presented with the ‘Research2Business Collaborative Impact’ Award at the annual KTI Impact Awards 2015. The Research2Business Collaborative Impact Award recognises collaborative research between Irish publicly funded RPOs and industry that has led to clear benefits for the company or companies involved. The award recognized RIKON’s engagement with thousands of SMEs in Ireland enabling them to adopt best practice, improve their business and integrate research findings into developing their staff and companies.