Innovation Boost

Innovation Boost

The Innovation Boost programme from InterTradeIreland is designed to support cross-border business on the island of Ireland through developing and embedding innovation. 

The programme provides funding to hire a high calibre science, engineering or technology graduate and partner the applicant with a third level institution with specific expertise. The graduate is employed directly by your business and will work with you throughout the project (12-18 months) with mentoring from an academic partner and InterTradeIreland consultant. 

There are two funding packages available:

  1. 18 month support package: support up to €67,900 in the area of new product or service development.
  2. 12 month support package: support up to €47,400 typically in the area of process improvement. 

What are the benefits?

  • On average, each company taking part in Innovation Boost benefits from over €1 million worth of sales or efficiency savings in the three years following the project
  • Develop or improve products, processes or services to enhance the business's capability to scale and grow internationally
  • Streamline business processes to increase efficiency and performance thereby creating a more sustainable business
  • Develop and implement new technologies, systems or processes
  • Improve and embed capabilities in innovation, design and technology
  • Reduce costs by embedding a culture of innovation in your business
  • Increase sales

How can Kildare LEO help?

We can help you to determine if you are eligible for this support and help you put the framework in place to apply for this support. If you are interested in this support and growing your business through innovation, please contact us today

How do I apply?

Please consult the eligibility criteria for this support on the InterTradeIreland website, and get in touch directly at or phone 0048-028-3083-4189.