Supports Offered By Enterprise Ireland

Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020, FP7’s successor is fully up and running (as of December 2013). It offers Irish companies valuable opportunities to participate in high quality collaborative research projects with other companies and research institutions across Europe. For more information, go to
Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership – the ECSEL Joint Undertaking
Enterprise Ireland can support Irish companies who wish to get involved in collaborative projects in the area of Electronic Components and Embedded Software Systems. For more information, go to ECSEL.
If you are interested in partnering on a close-to-market R&D research project with another company or companies in Europe the EUREKA network can help you identify partners, develop a collaborative project plan and  co-ordinate funding applications to research funding agencies in each relevant country.  In EUREKA you and your collaborating partners decide for yourselves on the subject-matter, scale and duration of your R&D project. To find out if you are eligible and how to apply, go to EUREKA.
SMEs looking to partner on close-to-market R&D projects with another company or companies in Europe can apply to Eurostars Programme for research funding for the collaborative project.  Projects approved by Eurostars are eligible for up to 50% funding towards their costs.  For more information, go to Eurostars Programme.
ICT specific research initiatives for companies
Enterprise Ireland can help Irish ICT companies to get involved in international programmes in this area. To learn more, go to ICT specific research supports for companies.