Funding Opportunities

for industry

Engage with us

Funding is a grant that can be provided by the state or EU based that encourages Industry to engage with Irish based RPO’s (Research Performing Organisations). This can be a busy space knowing which one is right for you or your company or how to get started in applying for a grant. It is important to engage with your local enterprise office, your Enterprise Ireland Industry representative or you can contact us and we can talk you through it.

Some of the programs available at a glance and by no means an exhaustive list

  • Agile Innovation Fund
  • Innovation Partnership
  • Innovation Voucher (5K)
  • SFI Strategic Partnership
  • IDA RD&I Feasibility Study Grant
  • IDA RD&I Grant
  • SFI Industry Fellowship
  • SFI Centre – Spoke Programme
  • Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund
  • Research & development Tax Credit
  • Horizon EU

Example – Innovation Partnership

The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work towards the development of new and improved products, processes or services, or generate new knowledge and know-how.

The Innovation Partnership Programme can help you to take your business to the next level and access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland.

The Institute has carried out multiple Innovation Partnerships with a diverse client base. We would be happy to discuss these with you. Don’t take our word for it, this is a quote from Sean Cooney – R&D Manager with Boston Scientific Clonmel.

“The work in collaboration with the Bernal Institute has enabled a deep understanding of gas barrier challenges for a specific set of components that are used in delivery of therapy in active implants. This has been thoroughly ground-breaking work and was a key input into our product development strategy for the next generation active implant hardware platform.”

To find out more please contact our business development team – Bernal Enterprise Services 

Ray O Brien
Ray O BrienEngagement Manager
Fionnuala O'Connell
Fionnuala O'ConnellCommercial Liason
Bríd O'Brien-May
Bríd O'Brien-MayFinancial Controller
Caitriona Hickey
Caitriona HickeyCommercial Liason