The second call for Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund project support applications in 2015 is now open and will close for applicants at 5pm on Friday, July 17th.

What is the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund?
The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland. 

The programme is designed to fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies. Commercialisation Fund Project Support is available for projects that address a gap or need in the market by developing innovations that will ideally be ready for licensing to Irish industry or may form the basis of a new start-up in 2-5 years. It is recognised however that some innovations may need a longer time to get to market than others.

Funding is also available in the form of a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant to investigate, scope and develop a commercial case for your innovation in advance of submitting a Commercialisation Fund support application to the programme. there is an open call for Commercial Case Feasibility grant support so you can apply at any time for this funding.

Further Information
For more information and assistance on completing your application, please email or visit the Enterprise Ireland website

The DIT Hothouse Team

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