Enterprise Ireland launch their latest call for innovation vouchers tomorrow, 1 April. Each voucher is worth €5,000 and allows small companies to contract a third level institution to undertake research to solve a business problem or identify new opportunities.
According to EI, the objective of the initiative is ‘to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community’s approach to innovation’.
AIT’s Midlands Innovation and Research Centre has been particularly active in promoting the scheme. Indeed, the institute is in the top three HEIs in terms of innovation voucher projects completed to date with 68 collaborative projects concluded.
Application can be made throughout the month of April. Anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of the scheme could do worse than read the experiences of previous innovation voucher recipients.