State-Supported Partnerships

ICHEC actively leverages State-supported programmes for research, development and innovation as part of its funding diversification strategy. The list of current and recently completed awards can be found below.

Enterprise Ireland (EI)

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. It provides comprehensive support to the application of research and innovation to business challenges for both companies and researchers to develop new technologies and processes that will lead to job creation and increased exports.

  • Innovation Voucher - The €5,000 vouchers are ideal to fund small or pilot projects, looking to investigate a new technology or undertake performance benchmark.

  • Innovation Partnership - The programme provides up to 80% of the cost to undertake R&D project looking to develop new or improve existing processes and products.

Further information on ICHEC's Industry Engagement activities can be found here.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for protecting and improving the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland. They are committed to protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation and pollution. We play key roles in environmental regulation, provision of knowledge and advocacy for the environment.

ICHEC has a well established track record of securing research funding for environmental research through the EPA

The above  place in the context of the ICHEC Environmental activity.

European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ICHEC recently secured funding through sub-contracting work. ICHEC in tends to win further ESA contracts as its Earth Observation expertise continues to develop.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Science Foundation Ireland is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. 

 SFI also funded the current national supercomputer (Fionn) and its replacement (currently under procurement) through its Research Equipment calls (2012 and 2015). ICHEC also availed of funding support for outreach activities  and Workshops.

Other domestic funding bodies

A number of other funding bodies offer funding opportunities which ICHEC has successfully pursued to support its activities. These include: