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EI Innovation Vouchers

Building relationships, partnerships and trust between industry and academia is of utmost importance to NUI Galway TTO and one which can be of mutual benefit to both parties especially when it can lead to commercial successes. A good way to start this partnership is by using the EI Innovation Voucher Scheme.

The objective of the Innovation Voucher initiative is to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community's approach to innovation. These vouchers are worth €5000 to a business who wishes to engage with a knowledge provider to conduct a specific piece of work. This piece of work is given to the knowledge provider in a work plan.

These work plans are submitted through the TTO to provide the suitable expertise internally to carry out the work. NUI Galway has numerous centers of excellence and supports many Innovation vouchers on an ongoing basis between industry and academia. These vouchers are extremely helpful and often provide the first engagement between Industry and a third level institute.

The forms and guidelines for the Innovation Voucher scheme can be found on the EI website and please contact the Ignite TTO if you are interested in engaging in this initiative with NUI Galway as a knowledge provider.

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