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.
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.
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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)
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
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