|Innovation Vouchers – New Standard Application Round (Island of Ireland)|
|The Innovative Vouchers scheme, which builds links between Ireland’s public Knowledge Providers and small businesses, has opened a new Standard application round for 2014.
The programme’s objective is to strengthen relationships between Ireland’s education institutions and businesses to create a cultural shift in the small business community’s approach to innovation.
Each Innovation Voucher is worth €5,000. The vouchers can be used for any kind of innovation such as:
All small enterprises that are registered companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are eligible to apply. A small enterprise is defined as a company with fewer than 50 employees and with either an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total not exceeding €10 million.
The next deadline for Standard applications is 29 January 2014.