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Innovation Voucher Call opens 6th May

5 May 2015

Enterprise Irelands; Innovation voucher scheme opens 6th May 2015 until May 20th 2015.This Innovation Voucher allows Small Enterprises to explore and apply for the Horizon 2020 opportunities with the assistance of a public sector Knowledge Provider. There are 3 options available: 

  1. Standard Voucher:

    Standard €5k vouchers are available to assist a company explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. You can only apply for one of these standard €5,000 vouchers during one of our open calls. You do not need to identify your knowledge provider in advance and they are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Please consult our schedule of calls when submitting your application.

  2. Co-funded Fast Track Application:

    The value of the voucher is €5,000 and the company contributes 50% of the project costs in cash. Therefore, a company may use a Fast Track voucher to cover project costs up to €10,000 on a 50-50 co-funded basis. The company and the knowledge provider jointly agree on the work programme for the project in advance of submitting an application. Companies may wish to use this option when they are no longer eligible for a standard voucher (may have used two or more standard vouchers) or where time to market is critical and the schedule for the standard call is not suitable. This voucher application can be submitted at any time and a response may be expected within four weeks.

  3. Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher (Pilot Call)

    Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation in Europe which will provide funding of €79 billion for research and innovation and boost jobs and growth across the European Union and in Ireland over the period 2014 – 2020. The programme presents numerous opportunities for companies, large and small, to carry out innovative R&D and product development.

For further details follow: 

http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/Collaborate-with-companies-research-institutes/Innovation-Voucher.shortcut.html

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