Funding Opportunities

Engaging with TSSG can be facilitated through multiple funding avenues

enterprise ireland
Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher programme was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (such as TSSG) 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 such as TSSG

Innovation Partnership (EI-IP)

The EI-IP programme offers financial support to companies who engage in collaborative research projects with the TSSG. Enterprise Ireland provides grants of up to 80% towards eligible costs of the research project. The proposal process and administration of the project is managed by the TSSG. TSSG uses the EI-IP programme to undertake joint research and development, which has a high degree of risk with EI HPSUs, large Irish companies and multinationals located in Ireland.

For More information Contact:
TSSG Technology Gateway Manager

Denise Manton
Phone: +353 (0)51 306142 / +353 (0)87 2704271
Email: dmanton@tssg.org

Commercial Fund (EI)

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland.

The programme funds the development of innovations  at all stages  of the commercial pipeline to the point where they  can be commercialised  as new products, services and companies.

For More information Contact:
Director of Innovation

Kevin Doolin
Phone: +353 (0)51 302 935
Email: kdoolin@tssg.org

Contract R&D
Contract Research

TSSG engages in contract research to solve specific technical challenges for Irish companies. These projects are typically undertaken by companies so that they can own their own IP outright without having to license it from the TSSG.

Consulting

TSSG engages in consulting to solve specific research, technical or knowledge challenges for Irish companies. Consulting engagements tend to be high-value engagements using TSSG researchers to examine specific issues and make recommendations.

For More information Contact:
TSSG Technology Gateway Manager

Denise Manton
Phone: +353 (0)51 306142 / +353 (0)87 2704271
Email: dmanton@tssg.org

H2020

This funding will allow you to increase your innovation capabilities,  giving you access to international networks while also increasing your brand/company’s reputation and visibility on an EU level.

What can TSSG do for you?

TSSG are happy to discuss your innovative idea with you. We can  help guide you through the funding opportunities and input into the development of your European proposal for Horizon 2020.

There are particular opportunities for SME’s in H2020 through the H2020 SME Funding Instrument (see PDF below) where we can support you in submitting your funding proposal.  Should you be successful in obtaining funding TSSG can partner with you for Phase I ‘Concept and Feasibility Assessment’ and for Phase II ‘Demonstration Market Replication R&D’

How can TSSG support you?

TSSG research group at Waterford Institute of Technology is a recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation. We have over 100 researchers working in a broad range of Information and Communications Technologies.

Our technical research expertise includes Mobile Platforms  and Services, Security Privacy and Identity, Data Analytics and Social Computing, Adaptive Networks and Services.

Contact TSSG to access our European expertise.

For More information Contact:
Director of Innovation

Kevin Doolin
Phone: +353 (0)51 302 935
Email: kdoolin@tssg.org

H2020 Groups TSSG are involved in:
Useful Links
Technology Licensing

Technology Transfer Office

Technology Licensing in WIT is managed through the Technology Transfer Office (TTO). It is the TTO that licenses the outputs of EI-IPs to the partner companies. In addition TSSG develops service frameworks and technologies independent of partner companies through the EI Commercialization Fund and the European Commission Framework programme and TSSG works hand-in-hand with the TTO to identify opportunities to license these frameworks to Irish industry or to Irish entrepreneurs to help create new start-ups.