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Apply for Funding

The funding process

Step 1: Initial assessment

To discuss your particular business needs and find out how the Innovation Boost Programme could help you. If you are eligible for support, one of our Innovation Boost consultants will arrange a meeting to understand your particular needs in more detail.

Step 2: Business-Academic Partnership formed

We will work with you to discuss your specific innovation needs and identify potential university or college partners with the expertise that you require.

Note: As Innovation Boost is an all-island programme, the third-level institution which you are partnered with must be based in the opposite jurisdiction to your business.

Step 3: Complete a joint application

Together with your academic partner, you will submit a joint application for support. The application sets out the project plan, objectives, milestones and the support your company needs and the graduate skills/experience you require to help manage the project.

Step 4: Approval

The application will be considered by InterTradeIreland and if approved, you will be notified immediately.

Step 5: Graduate recruitment

You will supply a job description for the graduate position and we will advertise the post on your behalf. Applications are initially shortlisted by InterTradeIreland and then reviewed by you and your academic partner for interview and selection.

As part of the Innovation Boost Programme support, the graduate will be funded by InterTradeIreland to complete a learning package.

Step 6: Project Implementation

The InterTradeIreland consultant will assist in co-ordinating the project and overseeing its successful implementation.

Download a copy of our Innovation Boost brochure below.

Find out how Innovation Boost (previously know as Fusion) can help your business in the video below.

Innovation Boost Enquiries

The Innovation Boost 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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