Funding for Innovation, R&D for your Business - Webinar

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Thursday 27th January
12.30pm - 1.30pm

The aim of this event is to provide attendees with an understanding of the Agile Innovation Fund and how it can be utilised to support businesses seeking to undertake innovation and research activities.

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Spotlight on – the Agile Innovation Fund

This event is suitable for businesses who:

  • Plan on investing in an R&D or Business Innovation Project
  • An R&D project is one which aims to create a new product or service
  • A Business Innovation project aims to put in place a change to business operations, organisational methods or to create a new business model

Open to:

  • All registered companies that are trading and have positive EBITDA
  • Irish-based manufacturing with export potential or internationally traded services company
  • The business must have adequate cash resources to implement the proposed RD&I project

What is the Agile Innovation Fund?

The Agile Innovation Fund will allow companies, including small companies, to access up to 45% or 50% in support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000. The following costs are grant aid able:

  • Existing wages
  • Existing overheads
  • Outside consultancy
  • Raw materials
  • Travel

Eligible Small businesses located in Kilkenny who are not Enterprise Ireland client may apply for the fund through Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny.

More information on the Agile Innovation Fund at Agile Innovation Fund - Enterprise Ireland (


12.30 - Welcome & Introduction
Aileen McGrath, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny

12.35 -  What is the Agile Innovation Fund?
Meet the Enterprise Ireland R&D Team
Presentation by Padraig Doolan, Technical Advisor, RD&I Fund, In Company R&D Supports unit, Enterprise Ireland
Presentation detailing the Agile Fund, eligibility criteria, application / assessment process

Joe Madden (Dept. Manager) and Debbie Nolan (Executive), In Company R&D Supports unit, Enterprise Ireland will be in attendance on the day and available for questions.

13.00 - Case Studies – Examples of Successful projects under the Agile Innovation Fund.
Presented by John Daly & Aidan O Connor, of the Pembroke Alliance.

John and Aidan have worked with 30 businesses in recent year and supported their Agile Innovation application journey. These applications have ranged in value from €20,000 to €150,000 and have been across multiple sectors including food manufacturing, engineering, furniture, tech and pharma.

13.20 -  Questions & Answers/ Open Forum
All speakers and the Enterprise Ireland R&D team are available for Q&A during this event and to assist with any business specific queries you have. Further follow up is available after the event.