There are many funding instruments and mechanisms to fund collaborations with CeADAR available to our members.

For more information please see the table below or contact Yassine – yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie

Funding Instruments Eligibility € value Call period Intellectual Property Duration Engagement Model Funding agency support Funding agent Application Process Contact
Contract Research
  • SME & MNC
Scope development N/A Owned by company As needed per contract Company driven N/A yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
Innovation Vouchers
  • SME 
  • Open to non EI clients
  • Agri-Sector excluded
  • Must have received < €300k from EI in last 5 years
  • Cashed in with CeADAR
€5,000 *

(Potential for 2 innovation vouchers)

Open Owned by company Several weeks Company driven 100% through companies pay VAT Enterprise Ireland
  • Company submits application
  • Application very simple
  • 2 week turnaround
yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
Innovation Vouchers – Co-Funded (Fast track)
  • Must have used 2 stand alone innovation vouchers 
€5,000 (with matching €5,000 from company) Open Owned by company (EI client) Months Company driven 100% through companies pay VAT Enterprise Ireland
  • Same process as above
yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
DTIF – Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund
  • SME & MNC
  • EI, IDA clients only 
  • min of 3 partners
  • at least 1 SME and 1 Enterprise partner
  • Focus on industrial research  (TRL 3-7)
  • financial capacity must be proven for early stage companies
€1.5m – €10m 3 month Separate and Joint ownership Up to 3 years Collaborative Company: up to 50% funded  Department of Business & Enterprise Ireland
  1. Application
  2. Interview with international evaluators
yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
IPP – Innovation Partnership Programme
  • SME & MNC
  • EI, IDA clients only can draw funding (others can join without funding
  • At least 1 research institute (e.g. CeADAR)
  • The company must have full support of their assigned Development advisor or Agency contact
€100,000 – €350,000

(up to €1m for a consortium)

1 month Licenced from University 

T&C Agreed upfront

1-2 years Collaborative Up to 80% of costs Enterprise Ireland
  1. Contact Development Advisor of Irish agency (e.g. EI)
  2. If Advisor give ‘green light’ complete application proposal 
yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
IPP Express
  • Same conditions as IPP but for SMEs who have not previously collaborated
Up to €68,000 Open Licenced from University 1-2 years Collaborative Up to 80% of costs Enterprise Ireland
  1. Pre-proposal
  2. If proposal approved IP team sends express application
  3. Full proposal 
  4. 3-4 week turnaround
yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
IPP Feasibility
  • Same conditions as IPP but useful as prior research to IPP
Up to €15,000 Open Licenced from University 2-3 months Collaborative 100% Enterprise Ireland yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie
EIC accelerator
  • SME
Up to €2.5m 6 months Separate and Joint ownership 1-2 years Subcontract Up to 70% of company costs European Commission méabh.garrick@ucd.ie
Work-Ready Graduate Programme
  • SME
€47,000 Open Owned by company (EI client) 1 year Company driven

Company sets challenge

70% funded Enterprise Ireland yassine.jelassi@ucd.ie