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.

  • 0.09M€ RECEIVED ON AVERAGE BY IRISH PARTNERS
  • 84.11M€ MOBILISED SINCE 1985 
  • 36 COUNTRIES COOPERATING WITH IRELAND
  • 966 IRISH ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED SO FAR

Ireland offers you

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Partner search

Enterprise Ireland can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of 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.

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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 (6 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)

    R&D 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
  • InvestHorizon (funded)

    Preparing deep tech companies for Series A investment through an accelerator programme (in association with the European Commission).

    Discover InvestHorizon

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

  • Garrett Murray

    Garrett Murray - Main contact/ National Project Coordinator (NPC)

Contact your national funding body