NEW Innovation Voucher – Horizon 2020 (Pilot Call)

NEW Innovation Voucher – Horizon 2020 (Pilot Call)
Enterprise Ireland are pleased to announce the launch of a new Horizon 2020 Innovation Voucher. This will run on a pilot basis for an initial period of 6 months.

Background

Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation in Europe which will provide funding of €79 billion for research and innovation and boost jobs and growth across the European Union and in Ireland over the period 2014 – 2020. The programme presents numerous opportunities for companies, large and small, to carry out innovative R&D and product development.This Innovation Voucher allows Small Enterprises to explore and apply for the Horizon 2020 opportunities with the assistance of a public sector Knowledge Provider.

Eligible activities

  • • Analysis of how similar companies have benefited from participation in collaborative R&D programmes such as Framework Programme 7
    • Proposal preparation
    • Partner search and due diligenceCompanies that have participated in European Framework Programme (FP7) projects are not eligible to apply for an Innovation Voucher. Companies can only apply for one of these standard €5,000 vouchers during the pilot call.

    This Pilot Call is open for 6 months from 1 September 2014 and will be reviewed.
    How to apply
    All applications for our Innovation Voucher – Horizon 2020 (Pilot Call) must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System
    Key contact/more information
    For further information about the Innovation Voucher – Horizon 2020 (Pilot Call) please contact Jill Leonard at Tel: 01-727 2751 or e-mail: h2020.voucher@enterprise-ireland.com