The Innovation Partnership Programme encourages Irish-based companies to work with Irish research institutes such as RIKON resulting in mutually beneficial co-operation and interaction. Engaging with RIKON through this programme will enable you to gain access to our considerable expertise and resources to develop new and improved products, processes, services, and generate new knowledge and know-how. As a company you will benefit in terms of your growth, the evolution of your strategic research and development and the creation of new knowledge that you can use to generate commercial advantage. RIKON will benefit in terms of developing our skill sets, intellectual property and publications.
The Innovation Partnership Programme is available to manufacturing or internationally traded services company with an operating base in the Republic of Ireland that wishes to collaborate with one or more research institutes, also based in the Republic of Ireland. The company must be a registered client of one of the following state development agencies: Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Údarás na Gaeltachta, a Local Enterprise Office. The company must have the full support of their assigned Development Adviser / Agency Contact to participate in the programme.. Clusters of companies and/or research institutes are welcome to apply to the programme
What is the maximum funding level?
Projects are typically in the region of €200,000 with up to 80% grant towards the research project. RIKON’ specialism is in Data Enabled Process optimisation. Exceptions to this limit may be made for established clients of Enterprise Ireland and other State development agencies where the Innovation Partnership project and the follow-on activity will clearly lead to a significant increase in the company’s employment and/or sales and exports. Grant funding to projects involving early stage companies and High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) clients will normally be capped at €100,000