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  • Fund R&D projects and feasibility studies

    SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • Scottish Venture Fund

    The Scottish Venture Fund invests in companies from start ups, early-stage to expanding businesses seeking funding to develop products and/or markets.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    This fund can invest alongside private sector investors on equal terms, up to a maximum of 50% of the total funding package on a commercial basis. Provision from £10,000 up to £2 million, as part of a total deal size ranging from £20,000 to £10 million.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Support to SME
  • Investments on board fishing vessels

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • diversification of income
    • improving health and safety
    • start-up support for young fishermen

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Environmental monitoring
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
  • Fishing gear & energy efficiency

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • investments in equipment or on board aimed at reducing the emission of pollutants of greenhouses gases and increasing energy efficiency
    • new fishing gear contributing to energy efficiency

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Environmental monitoring
    Ocean renewable energy
  • Marine environment and inland fishing

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • innovation in fisheries
    • conservation measures and regional cooperation
    • innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources
    • protection and restoration of marine biodiversity

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
  • Investments to shore based facilities

    This application should be used for projects relating to:
    • innovation in fisheries
    • improving the value of your fishery products, improving the quality of your fishery products, or how to use unwanted catches

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
    Traceability and security of goods supply chains
  • Regime de apoio ao arranque de atividade para jovens pescadores

    Os apoios previstos no presente Regulamento visam facilitar o estabelecimento inicial da atividade no setor da pesca por jovens pescadores, contribuindo para a aquisição da primeira embarcação de pesca.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    n/a
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
  • Regime de apoio aos investimentos a bordo no domínio da eficiência energética, segurança e seletividade

    Os apoios previstos no presente regulamento têm por objeto promover o aumento da competitividade e da viabilidade das empresas de pesca, através de investimentos nos navios de pesca, destinados a melhorar a higiene, a saúde, a segurança e as condições de trabalho dos pescadores, a promover a valo

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    n/a
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
  • SFI ERC Development Programme

    This programme is designed to encourage excellent but recently unsuccessful ERC applicants to resubmit to the ERC. To increase Irish success in future ERC calls. To improve the success rate of Irish-based applicants who resubmit to the ERC.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    SFI ERC Development Programme grants will be up to 50% of the original ERC proposal, or €500,000, whichever is lower, for a maximum of 24 months
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • Technical Feasibility Study Grant

    The purpose of the study is to provide the necessary information to enable the company (and Enterprise Ireland) to come to firm conclusions regarding the project's viability.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a Technical Feasibility Study is 50% of eligible expenditures to a maximum grant of up to €35,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation

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