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About the FUSION Programme

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.

Funding Available

£56,000/€67,900

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

£39,000/€47,400

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

Benefits

  • 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

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FUSION Enquiries

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

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