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  • Aims to provide funding for commercial activities such as: • Commissioning expert advice from sector specialists on the best commercial development strategy for a business idea • Completing a market assessment to determine likely potential, competition and opportunities
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Applications will be in the region of £7-10k (fEC)
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The purpose of the study is to provide the necessary information to enable the company (and Enterprise Ireland) to come to firm conclusions regarding the project's viability.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a Technical Feasibility Study is 50% of eligible expenditures to a maximum grant of up to €35,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • This scheme provides assistance to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) for the provision of expert advice in the required areas to assist in the long term development of the enterprise
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Eligible Cost base • The cost of the consultant. State Aid Limits • The maximum rate of 50% gross of eligible cost applies to all areas, i.e. Border Mid West (BMW) + South East (S & E) regions. Maximum European Union aid limit per project • €200,000 per firm up to end 2006, as per notification to the European Union
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs only and does not usually exceed £5k
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Whilst many companies are seeking to strengthen their key offering in target markets through developing novel products and services, some may be relatively new to formal R&D processes. The R&D Fund - Small Projects provision is to support companies
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    € 150.000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • This programme supports research and development projects aimed at developing new or improved products and processes for the sector which are market led and in collaboration with industry, agencies and recognised Research Performing Organisations (RPO’s). The Seafood R&D Programme provid

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • This initiative aims to develop the market development skills of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) by providing support towards internal costs which they may incur when researching new markets for products and services.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Eligible Cost base • Salaries of existing company staff currently working on an agreed market research programme. • Travel and subsistence cost (rate € 200 per person per day) for the same staff. • Internal costs incurred in test marketing of products/services in new markets. State Aid Limits •Maximum grant of 50% up to € 80,000 on eligible costs from 01/01/02 forward (£60,000 to 31/12/01).
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Feasibility grants are designed to assist the promoter with researching market demand for a product or service and examining its sustainability. 
    Geographical Coverage: Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the S&E Region shall be 50% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser. The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the BMW Region shall be 60% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity:
    other

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