Seafood Innovation and Business Planning Scheme

The Seafood Processing Development Measure is intended to drive growth of the Irish Seafood Processing sector through innovation, enhancing scale and competitiveness in industry, and capital investment in new technologies.  This call for proposals will fund the following:

  • Industry projects with the objective of developing new value added products/ processes or the certification of products beyond legislative requirements (e.g. BRC);
  • Public projects with the objective of developing new value added products/processes and technologies including facilitating innovation and knowledge transfer between industry and research institutions;
  • Industry and Public projects with the objective of enabling seafood SMEs to develop a structured business approach to seafood innovation and assist in Business Planning, Gap Analysis and Mentoring to Seafood SMEs.

Organisations that can apply are: Individual Seafood Processing SMEs; Collectives of Seafood Processing SMEs; SME enterprises planning to enter the seafood processing industry; and Public Bodies.

For more information please download the Seafood Innovation Scheme Brochure.

Geographical Coverage: National
Contact information: 
The dedicated contact point for this call is Ms. Catherine Collins, who will direct you through BIM’s electronic application process by phone on +353 (0)1 2144154 or email
Sector of Activity:
Fish for human consumption