December 16, 2018

2.3 Funding for Innovation Supports

IRELAND

  • Enterprise Ireland  ( for businesses with over 10 employees)

Can help eligible businesses to undertake R&D and increase the amount of innovation in their business. Through a mix of funding, advice and expertise, they can also help businesses source and license new technologies that could potentially transform your company.

Video link :- http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/News/MediaLibrary/Innovation/

Weblink http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/

  • Revenue Commissioners
    Companies investing in R&D activities may also qualify for tax credits under the R&D Tax Credit Scheme which is managed by the Revenue Commissioners
  • Innovation Vouchers (open to all small (limited registered) companies (less than 50 employees) in Ireland)
    The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) 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.

SPAIN

In Spain, the Directorate General of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, has database with support for companies, searchable by geographical area, and topics of interest. http://www.ipyme.org/es-ES/BBDD/AyudasIncentivos/Paginas/ConsultaRapida.aspx

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment also has a database of the supports available for the sector (primary producers and industries). http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios-generales/ayudas-y-subvenciones/ayudas.asp