DIT is committed to advancing basic, applied and commercially-viable research. We have 850 full-time academics and an extensive range of facilities on offer to provide industry with an efficient and effective means of developing ideas into real projects. Experience gained over the last 100 years in building and applying our specialist knowledge-base will provide you with the best methods of investigating those fields of critical importance to your business.
We have the information you need to identify the appropriate funding for your particular research needs and can help you complete funding applications, identify resources and facilitate collaboration. Many technology startup companies gain some of their first funding from government agency grants. A grant is usually given, for a specific project, to a business by an awarding body which provides financial assistance to allow a business to undertake a project that without it would not be able to proceed.
It is usually a one-off payment and provides funding which covers a percentage of the costs of a specific project. In most cases, it is necessary to prepare an application for this which involves developing a strong business plan. Enterprise Ireland also run an Innovation Partnership programme that contributes funding to research projects where there is an industrial partner.
Enterprise Ireland's Funding Schemes
Hothouse will assist in developing proposals for funding to Enterprise Ireland and other funding agencies.