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Eligibility Criteria

Am I eligible?

To qualify for financial support through Innovation Boost, your business must be:

  • A small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) with 5 – 249 full time employees.
  • An SME which is 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.
  • An SME indigenous to the island of Ireland.
  • An SME which is able to demonstrate the need for Innovation Boost technical support.
  • An SME which is able to demonstrate the capacity and commitment to support an Innovation Boost project at senior management level.

Ineligible Sectors

Businesses involved in the following sectors are not considered eligible for Innovation Boost funding: Wholesale/retail, distribution, tourism, hospitality, primary agriculture, personal services. Professional business services will only be considered where the proposed project will develop a product or service which will be traded internationally.

To find out how to apply for the Innovation Boost programme click on the link below

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