Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund – Open Funding Call

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The Call for Proposals for the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund is now open. The Call will close for Applicants at 5pm on Friday 16th February 2018. 

Full details on the Commercialisation Fund (CF) and the online application system are available at www.enterprise-ireland.com/commercialisation  

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 will 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.


Researchers in third level institutions and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply.



Current Open Funding Calls are listed on the Research & Innovation Website: