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Call for Food Sector Innovation Voucher Applications 2010

The closing date for applications is 20th August 2010


The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, has announced details of innovation voucher funding for small Irish companies in the food industry.

Enterprise Ireland is launching a call for innovation voucher applications specifically targeting small Food sector companies. The objective of the Innovation Voucher initiative is to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers and small businesses.

The call for innovation voucher applications is specifically aimed at targeting small Food sector companies. The €5,000 vouchers will support the development of linkages between the companies and institutions with food science and technology expertise available through the innovation voucher scheme.

The vouchers are available to individual companies to help solve specific issues. Alternatively, groups of up to 10 companies may ‘pool’ their vouchers to work with a knowledge provider in solving an issue of common concern.

Under the Innovation Voucher Initiative, a Small Enterprise is defined as a company or (if part of a group) a group of companies where the total number of full-time employees in the company (or the entire group) is less than 50 and has either an annual turnover and/or an annual Balance Sheet total not exceeding €10m.

Teagasc Food Research Centres in Dublin and Cork are approved Knowledge Providers under this initiative.


Further Information


For further information please contact:

  • Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin
    Pat Daly, Head of Food Industry Development or Carol Griffin
    Tel: 01- 8059500

  • Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Cork
    Kieran Downey
    Tel: 025-42222

  • Enterprise Ireland
    Pat O’Brien, Manager Innovation Voucher Initiative
    Tel: 01-7272766

Visit www.innovationvouchers.ie