Innovation Voucher Initiative

€5,000 Voucher for Innovation Projects

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. IT Sligo is a registered Knowledge Provider with Enterprise Ireland and has completed numerous projects for SMEs based in the north-west region through the Innovation Voucher Initiative and other higher value collaborative Innovation Partnership funding programs. Full details of these funding schemes can be found at  http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/Collaborate-with-companies-research-institutes/Innovation-Voucher.shortcut.html
If your company has an innovative idea, product, process or service development that you think could benefit from a €5,000 Innovation Voucher, our Contract Research Unit is here to help and discuss your requirements in confidence. Projects range from development of a brand new product to the introduction of a more sustainable process or work practice. With access to IT Sligo’s extensive engineering & science expertise, we can help your business benefit from R&D assistance.

If your company has an innovative idea, product, process or service development that you think could benefit from a €5,000 Innovation Voucher, our Contract Research Unit is here to help and discuss your requirements in confidence. Projects range from development of a brand new product to the introduction of a more sustainable process or work practice. With access to IT Sligo’s extensive engineering & science expertise, we can help your business benefit from R&D assistance.

Call Schedule – Open Calls for Standard Innovation Voucher Applications in 2018

Opening Date Closing Date
Call 1 Wednesday 17th January 2018 Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 3 pm

Further calls will be announced during 2018

We offer:

  • Advice on funding initiatives available
  • Assistance with funding applications
  • Sourcing the expertise to develop your idea

Research & Development supports:

  • Design assistance for new or improved products or processes
  • CAD design and 3D prototyping
  • Analysis of resource, energy & waste streams
  • Sustainable construction e.g. new or improved building materials/methods
  • Innovative Waste reduction/recycling systems
  • Renewable energy and sustainable technologies

Contract Research Unit
Research Office, Room G0030, Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Tel: 00353-71-9305825  Ext 5825

RD&I Coordinator

RD&I Engineer

RD&I Engineer

RD&I Technician

Research Office

Mel Gavin
gavin.mel@nullitsligo.ie
+353 (0) 86 3099184

Leo Murray
murray.leo@nullitsligo.ie
+353 (0) 87 2729224

Stevie Donnelly
 donnelly.stevie@nullitsligo.ie
+353 (0) 89 6040488

Paul McNama
mcnama.paul@nullitsligo.ie
+353 (0) 86 0721306

John Bartlett
bartlett.john@nullitsligo.ie
+353 (0) 71 915 5314