Innovation Voucher Initiative

€5,000 Voucher for Innovation Projects

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. IT Sligo is a registered Knowledge Provider with Enterprise Ireland and has completed numerous projects for SMEs based in the north-west region through the Innovation Voucher Initiative and other higher value collaborative Innovation Partnership funding programs. Full details of these funding schemes can be found at
If your company has an innovative idea, product, process or service development that you think could benefit from a €5,000 Innovation Voucher, our Contract Research Unit is here to help and discuss your requirements in confidence. Projects range from development of a brand new product to the introduction of a more sustainable process or work practice. With access to IT Sligo’s extensive engineering & science expertise, we can help your business benefit from R&D assistance.

Enterprise Ireland
Call Schedule – Open Calls for Standard Innovation Voucher Applications in 2019

Opening Date Closing Date
Call 1 Wednesday 9th January 2019 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 3 pm

Further calls will be announced during 2019

Invest Northern Ireland
Call Schedule – Open Calls for Innovation Voucher Applications in 2019

Opening Date Closing Date
Call 1  Monday 21 January Friday 08 February 2019 at 3 pm

For more information on Invest Northern Ireland click here 
Further calls will be announced during 2019

Innovation Voucher Clinic’s January 2019

 IT Sligo
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Monday, January 8, 2019.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019.


We offer:

  • Advice on funding initiatives available
  • Assistance with funding applications
  • Sourcing the expertise to develop your idea

Research & Development supports:

  • Design assistance for new or improved products or processes
  • CAD design and 3D prototyping
  • Analysis of resource, energy & waste streams
  • Sustainable construction e.g. new or improved building materials/methods
  • Innovative Waste reduction/recycling systems
  • Renewable energy and sustainable technologies


Contract Research Unit
Research Office, Room G2034, Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Tel: 00353-71-9305825  Ext 5825

RD&I Coordinator

RD&I Engineer

RD&I Engineer

RD&I Technician

Research Office

Mel Gavin
+353 (0) 71 9305825

Leo Murray
+353 (0) 71 9305825

Stevie Donnelly
+353 (0) 71 9305825

Paul McNama
+353 (0) 71 9305825

John Bartlett
+353 (0) 71 915 5314