The European Research, Development and Innovation funding landscape presents many fertile opportunities for companies (of all sizes and stages of maturity), non-commercial organisations and research performing organisations/universities to access research funds and supports and to collaborate in project partnerships.
Under various EU funding programmes RIKON actively collaborates with industrial partners, SMEs, agencies/associations, NGOs and other researchers/universities to develop product, service, societal and/or technology solutions and underpinning business cases and commercialisation activities and applications.
RIKONs service offering with regards to EU funding programmes typically manifests in the following:
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Over the last 10 years Waterford Institute of Technology has successfully attracted over €135m in research funding from various sources. Researchers at WIT have obtained funding from the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) cycles 3, 4 and 5; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme and Principal Investigator Programme, and various European funding programmes including eTEN and InterReg. WIT has also been successful in the European Framework Programme (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020.
Given the importance and prominence of Innovation activities in large scale collaborative funding programmes, RIKON can deliver value in a range of EU funding instruments. RIKON is actively seeking to expand our research project portfolio at both national and European levels via research collaborations. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss our research expertise and services.
RIKON offers a diverse portfolio of applied research service offerings related to end-to-end innovation and business development ranging from ideation through to business modelling and development, market analysis, service design and market development.
Located in the School of Business, RIKON offers a range of research postgraduate programmes ranging from Masters by Research and PhDs. RIKON has been successful in supporting Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Researchers either through directly offering and/or supporting applications to funding programmes