Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based startup companies and the transfer of innovations developed in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.

Commercialisation Fund Project Support is available for projects that address a gap or need in the market by developing innovations that will ideally be ready for licensing to Irish industry or may form the basis of a new startup in 2-5 years. It is recognised however that some innovations may need a longer time to get to market than others.

Funding is also available in the form of a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant to investigate, scope and develop a commercial case for your innovation in advance of submitting a Commercialisation Fund support application to the programme.

Am I eligible?

Researchers in the Dublin Institute of Technology are eligible to apply.

Maximum funding level

Proposals with costs typically ranging from €80,000 to €350,000 from all disciplines in the field of science and engineering will be accepted. Proposals with costs outside this range will be considered on a case by case basis.

How to apply

An online application system is available from Enterprise Ireland. 

The applicant should seek the advice from us - DIT Hothouse, the Knowledge Transfer Office for the Dublin Institute of Technology and DRIC (Dublin Regional Innovation Consortium).

Call open & close dates

Please see the Enterprise Ireland website for up to date information on call opening and close dates.