Support

We want people to quickly develop innovations and respond to opportunities and threats in new and existing markets. Funding supports the better planning of R&D and innovation projects. There are support programmes designed to encourage companies to think strategically about disruptive technologies and take time to look beyond their own organisation for inspiration and guidance. Projects should be innovative and include a level of risk, and not simply focus on routine changes or adopting best practices.

TUS Innovation & Enterprise

TUS Midwest provides support to innovation and enterprise in the region using a wide variety of tools. Together, these mechanisms form the TUS Midwest Enterprise Ladder. The Enterprise Ladder is a unique approach to the provision of support to enterprise, through which the resources of the Institute – academic, research, facilities and finance – are combined together in an integrated way to make the right type of support available to an enterprise in the right way at the right time. Innovation & Enterprise at TUS Midwest and its enterprise support activities are under the direction of the Institute’s Head of Innovation & Enterprise Manager, Gillian Barry.

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Enterprise Ireland - Innovation Partnership Programme

The Innovation Partnership Programme can help you to take your business to the next level. Enterprise Ireland can help your company to access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland.    The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work towards the development of new and improved products, processes or services, or generate new knowledge and know-how.

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New Frontiers - the National Entrepreneur Development Programme

If you have an innovative business idea and are planning to establish and run your own company, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with help and support to accelerate your business development and to equip you with the skills and contacts that you need to successfully start and grow your company.  The Programme is run over three phases, during these you will gain the confidence and skills to develop your business idea within a supportive and encouraging environment.

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Our Services

Innovation Vouchers

The 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.

Innovation Partnerships

The Innovation Partnership Programme can help you to take your business to the next level. Enterprise Ireland can help your company to access the latest skills and expertise from research institutes throughout Ireland. The Innovation Partnership Programme can provide up to 80% of the cost of research work to develop new and improved products, processes or services, or generate new knowledge and know-how.

Industry Sponsored Research

Within the EAC we work closely with industry partners in developing innovative and applied solutions, through: Collaborative research, Fully funded research, Contract industrial services, Technology licensing & Consultancy. Our focused research delivers impact to our client companies and contributes to economic development regionally and nationally.

European Projects

We have historically lead and participated on a wide range of innovative EU-funded projects; Horizon Europe, Creative Europe and Erasmus Plus. Horizon Europe, is the new Framework Programme from the European Commission. It will run from 2021-2027, with a total budget of €95.5 billion. 

Postgraduate Opportunities

TUS provides a physical, intellectual, social and cultural environment, which is conducive to the successful pursuit of independent academic research.

Commercialisation Fund

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology-based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland.

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