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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
  • Knowledge Gateway Scheme

    Apply for funding for projects that promote knowledge, innovation and technology in the aquaculture sector.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Maximum support rates: 1. Industry Projects Maximum support rate 50% Maximum Support amount €200,000 2. Collective Projects Maximum support rate 75% Maximum Support amount €200,000 3. Public Projects Maximum support rate 100% Maximum Support amount €300,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • 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
  • Feasibility / Innovation Grants

    Feasibility grants are designed to assist the promoter with researching market demand for a product or service and examining its sustainability. 

    Geographical coverage: 
    Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the S&E Region shall be 50% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser. The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the BMW Region shall be 60% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • High Potential Start Up Feasibility Study Grant

    Assists a new start-up company or individual entrepreneur to investigate the viability of a new export orientated business or proposition.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a High Potential Start-Up feasibility study is 50% of eligible expenditures.  The maximum level of grant funding currently available is €15,000.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Star-ups
  • Priming Grants

    A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant, available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of start-up.

    Geographical coverage: 
    Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Priming Grant payable shall be 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Business Expansion Grants

    The Business Expansion grant is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period.  

    Geographical coverage: 
    Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Business Expansion Grant payable shall be 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Feasibility Study Grant

    Feasibility study grant aid is available to groups, organisations, businesses or individuals to allow them assess the viability of a business idea

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other

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