Innovation Partnerships

Companies can access the latest skills and expertise from IT Tallaght and other research institutes throughout Ireland. Through the Innovation Partnership Programme, Enterprise Ireland can provide up to 80% of the cost of that research to fund projects over a span of 6 to 24 months.

IPP Feasibility: Enterprise Ireland also funds a precursor programme of €9,000 to conduct a technical feasibility of technology prior to submitting a full Innovation Partnership application. We typically run these projects over 2 – 3 months to test and evaluate the basic principles.

More detail on both of these programmes here.

Innovation Vouchers

The voucher scheme is open to all SME companies defined as being less than 50 employees and with a turnover less than 10 million. The voucher, worth €5,000, is provided by Enterprise Ireland as a mechanism by which small companies can engage with academia to solve a problem or as an initial proof of concept as prelude to a larger project. N.B. Applicants do not need to be EI clients.

More details available here.

Graduate Programmes

MiCRA can facilitate undergraduate and postgraduate projects through the programmes available at IT-Tallaght. These programmes allow for work of up to 18 months duration. These programmes allow for students to develop industrially relevant skills prior to employment and are a popular choice with our industrial partners.

Direct Funded Projects

MiCRA also has experience running direct funded projects where the client pays for the research directly. We can offer competitive rates and a quick turnaround. Please contact us for further information.

Contract Analytical Research

MiCRA conducts and facilitates contract research for single measurements through to analytical method development and repeat analysis. All major methods of analysis can be catered for; separations, spectroscopy, NMR, microscopy, etc.

Horizon 2020

The EU runs a number of funding schemes through Horizon 2020. This programme supports large-scale collaborative projects between European institutes & companies. MiCRA has participated in a number of these programmes to date.