Eureka and Ireland

Irish organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars, Eurostars and Clusters programmes. If you are based in Ireland and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland supports Irish organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 84.11M€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985 

Ireland offers you


Partner search

Enterprise Ireland can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of over 45 member countries). For more information on how to find international project partners, contact Enterprise Ireland or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.


Advice services and support tools

Enterprise Ireland follows a client engagement model that offers advice for organisations wishing to collaborate on international R&D projects. Enterprise Ireland also offers additional support that complements Eureka’s funding programmes. Its Exploring Innovation grant is for organisations in the process of developing an R&D project proposal and Innovation Vouchers of 5,000 euro are available to help small companies and start-ups.

Ireland funds

  • Clusters (5 funded)

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • Eurostars (funded)

    Innovative SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

    Discover Globalstars
  • Network projects (funded)

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • Innowwide (funded)

    Innovative SMEs receive a grant of 60,000 euro to assess the viability of research or commercial ambitions in international target markets.

    Discover Innowwide
  • Investment readiness (funded)

    Connecting startups and SMEs with corporate venturing teams and investors. Participate in international missions and corporate activities.

    Discover Investment readiness

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Your contact in Ireland

  • David Flood

    David Flood - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

Contact your national funding body