Design+ Funding Schemes

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Funding Agencies

Design+ is funded by the following Agencies

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise IrelandThe application of research and innovation to business challenges is critical to the success of the Irish economy. Enterprise Ireland provide supports for both companies and researchers in Higher Education Institutes to develop new technologies and processes that will lead to job creation and increased exports.

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher

Innovation VoucherThe Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.

Irish Research Council

Irish Research CouncilThe mission of the Irish Research Council is to support excellent research and recognise creative individuals with innovative ideas, enabling a vibrant research community which enriches Irish research, the economy and society.

EU Horizon 2020

EU Horizon 2020Horizon 2020 is the biggest ever EU Research and Innovation programme, providing almost €80 billion of funding over seven years (2014 to 2020). It promises more break-throughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly and achieve results faster.