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About the FUSION Programme

Supporting cross-border business on the island of Ireland through developing and embedding innovation.

Product development and innovation is at the heart of growth but often needs costly technology support. FUSION can provide that support by helping to fund a high calibre science, engineering or technology graduate and partnering you with a third level institution with specific expertise.

The graduate is employed by you and is based in your company throughout the project (12 – 18 months) with mentoring from the academic partner and InterTradeIreland FUSION consultant.

Innovative improvements are one of our core values, we have been working hard behind the scenes on enhancing the FUSION programme. Innovation Boost powered by Fusion is coming soon.

Funding Available


18 month support package – worth up to £56,000 / €67,900 typically in the area of new product / service development.


12 month support project – worth £39,000/€47,400 typically in the area of process improvement.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for financial support through our FUSION programme, your business must be:

  • A manufacturing or tradable services company, located on the island of Ireland (North or South)
  • Financially viable
  • 2 year trading history
  • Understanding of and capacity for innovation
  • Indigenous to the island of Ireland
  • 5 – 249 full time employees
  • Able to demonstrate the need for InterTradeIreland FUSION technical support
  • Able to demonstrate the capacity and commitment to support a FUSION project at senior management level


  • On average, each company taking part on the FUSION programme 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
  • Streamline business processes to increase efficiency and performance
  • Develop and implement new technologies, systems or processes
  • Improve capabilities in innovation, design and technology
  • Reduce costs
  • Increase sales

Hear from our FUSION exemplars


FUSION Enquiries

A member of the Fusion team will handle your enquiry. You can get in touch directly by email, by phone 028 3083 4189 (048 from Ireland) or by using the form below.

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