Expressions of interest in the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund are invited before August 15th 2018. Full applications will be required in September.
This fund from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is one of four funds in the National Development Plan 2018-2027 and was launched at the Project Ireland 2040 Funds Announcement.
€500 million is available for co-funded projects involving enterprises and research partners over the period to 2027. The first Call relates to projects that will be funded from 2019. Projects can be funded for up to 3 years. It is envisaged that the first tranche of successful projects will be confirmed by November 2018.
The type of projects that will receive funding will be:
- Collaborative enterprise-driven partnerships that will develop, deploy and commercialise disruptive technologies to transform business
- Impactful projects seeking at least €1 million in funding over 3 years and involving enterprises and research partners
- SME participation is an essential requirement in every consortium
- Focussed on “industrial research”.
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