TEC Gateway Funding
The TEC Gateway has extensive experience in helping organisations obtain funding for research and innovation projects. Our clients range from first time entrepreneurs with a business concept to large corporations. We bring your ideas to life!
Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist companies in exploring a business opportunity with a registered knowledge provider. The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to small and medium sized limited companies registered in Ireland.
Innovation Partnerships offer companies the resources to develop new and improved products, processes and services with Irish research institutes. The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work. The company must provide a minimum contribution of 20% of the total project cost.
Commercialisation Fund Support is available for projects within third level institutions that address a gap or need in the market. Ideally, these projects will be licensed to industry or may form the basis of a new start-up in 2-5 years. The programme funds innovation development at all stages of the commercial pipeline, to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.
Many TEC Gateway clients decide to directly fund projects for their businesses.
Other: EU H2020/SFI/SEAI/EPA
We work extensively with national and European funding bodies to secure companies the most suitable type of funding for their project. Examples of these include EU Horizon 2020, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).