Initiatives and Supports

Irish Research Council - www.research.ie The Irish Research Council is an independent and autonomous research funding and monitoring body established in March 2012.

Enterprise Ireland - Innovation vouchers https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/researchers/collaborate-with-industry/

Feasibility Grants / Innovation partnerships https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/researcher/funding-to-commercialise-research/commercialisation-fund.html

Industry Presidents Seed Fund

This unique AIT initiative, offers industry partners an opportunity to investigate a research area of interest while part-sponsoring a Postgraduate student. Over 18 months the Postgraduate student will divide their time between the company (up to 4 days per week) and AIT to suit the individual needs of the project. Benefits to the company
include:

  • A body of cost-effective, company specific research carried out by a researcher
  • A comprehensive report on the findings and recommendations from the research
  • Assignment of foreground IP, if required