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Enterprise Ireland announce launch of an Artisan Food Innovation Voucher specifically for Food & Drinks businesses

Enterprise Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of an Artisan Food Innovation Voucher specifically for Food & Drinks businesses that are Sole Traders or Partnerships. Through this scheme, Artisan businesses will be eligible to apply for a €5,000 voucher enabling them to avail of leading edge academic expertise in the third level Knowledge Providers to improve business innovation capability.

Closing date is 21st April. For more information see below


  • The €5000 voucher is not inclusive of VAT and the payment of VAT to the college is the responsibility of Artisan Business.
  • Artisan Food companies that are registered as a small limited company and have a CRO number are not eligible to apply for this call as they can apply under Enterprise Ireland’s standard Innovation Voucher Programme. 
  • Third level knowledge providers in Northern Ireland may also be used to complete the project.

This Artisan Food Innovation Voucher scheme, operated by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will commence an open call on the 7th March 2016 for a six week period and the call will close at 5.30pm on the 21st of April 2016. Applications received by Enterprise Ireland after this time will not be considered eligible.

Artisan Food businesses can request an application form by emailing ArtisanFoodInnovationVoucher@enterprise-ireland.com. All applications must be filled out completely and returned to this email address no later than 5.30pm 21st April 2016.

Up to Forty Artisan Food innovation vouchers may be awarded.

Programme contact: Sean Salmon.  Tel: 01-7272855 or email: ArtisanFoodInnovationVoucher@enterprise-ireland.com.