Funding news - 02/07/2012
Innovation Vouchers Programme: New Round Open (Northern Ireland)
The Innovative Vouchers Programme has announced a new Call for applications.
The programme's objective is to build links between Ireland's public Knowledge Providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community's approach to innovation.
Each voucher is worth £4,000 if partnering with a Knowledge Provider in Northern Ireland and €5,000 if partnering with a Knowledge Provider in the Republic of Ireland. The vouchers can be used for any kind of innovation such as:
- New product/process development.
- New business model development.
- New service delivery and customer interface.
- New service development.
- Tailored training in innovation management.
- Innovation/technology audit.
All small enterprises that are registered companies in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply. A small enterprise is defined as a company with fewer than 50 employees and has either an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total not exceeding €10 million.
The next application deadline for individual companies and pooled companies (group applications with up to ten companies involved with a common issue to be addressed) is 31 July 2012.
Click here for more details (opens in new window).
Source: innovationvouchers.com, 02/07/2012