Contract Research


Innovation Partnership Programme

The aim of the Innovation Partnership Programme is to support collaborative research, it offers financial support to companies who engage in collaborative research projects with the TSSG. Enterprise Ireland will consider the funding of contract research under this Programme only if a new linkage between industry and a college is being developed and the project will impact positively on the company. Please note that the maximum funding allowed for contract research projects is €250,000.

If you would like to discuss Innovation Partnership opportunities with TSSG contact Tom Curran, Commercialisation Manager.

Innovation Vouchers

The objective of the Innovation Voucher initiative is to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers and Irish businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community’s approach to innovation. 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. If you own or manage an Irish limited company and you have a innovation opportunity or problem that you want to explore, why not apply for an Innovation Voucher worth €5,000 from Enterprise Ireland and work with the Commercial Division at the TSSG to deliver on the voucher for you?

Enterprise Ireland recently announced that the Innovation Voucher Initiative is now running in Northern Ireland also.

For further information on Innovation Vouchers please see the Enterprise Ireland website

If you would like to discuss Innovation Voucher opportunities with TSSG contact Tom Curran, Commercialisation Manager.

Industry Led Research Programme

Enterprise Ireland’s Industry-Led Research Programme (ILRP) supports medium-term ’shared agenda’ research activity among companies who could not afford to fund such research on their own. ILRP’s generally take between 9 months and 2 years to complete, and the research is contracted out to a publicly-funded research institution with significant funding available from Enterprise Ireland.

TSSG has recently participated and completed an Industry Led Research Programme, IMS ARCS.