Funded Supports

Competitive Start Fund (CSF)

The purpose of the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capacity and ambition to succeed in global markets.

CSF is designed to enable those companies to reach key technical and commercial milestones. Funding is provided to companies who rank highest in a two-phase evaluation process. The maximum level of support per successful application is €50,000, for 10% in ordinary shares in the start-up company, to be released in 2 equal tranches of €25k. Applications are considered on a competitive basis

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are an excellent way for companies to avail of research expertise at IT Carlow order to explore a business opportunity or problem or develop a solution or product.

The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small and medium-sized limited companies registered in Ireland. Small and medium-sized companies may make use of a maximum of four vouchers, one of which must be a 50-50 co-funded voucher.

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership Programme

The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work towards the development of new and improved products, processes or services, or generate new knowledge and know-how.

The applicant must be a registered client of one of the following state development agencies: Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta.

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