The PEM Technology Gateway is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the 
ERDF Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-2027

Funding Processes

Below you will find links to help support you with your funding application for
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers and other funding streams.

Funding Processes

Supporting your funding applications

Our goal is to support your through whichever funding process is relevant to you. 

  • Direct Funding Process
  • Innovation Vouchers
    • Roadmap
    • FAQs

Direct funding process


The circles below represent the individual steps in applying for innovation vouchers or partnerships with Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Gateway. You can find more information by visiting here.

Innovation Voucher FAQs

The Innovation voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small Irish businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.

There are two types of voucher available, fully funded standard voucher and the 50-50 co-funded Fast Track voucher. A company may only have one ‘active’ voucher at any point in time.

The Innovation Vouchers initiative is open to all small and medium-sized limited companies registered with the CRO in Ireland. You do not have to be a client of Enterprise Ireland to apply.

Applications must be made online via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application Sysytem. Applications for the standard and co-funded fast track voucher can be made at any time.

Yes. Innovation Vouchers are subject to VAT. You will be invoiced for the VAT by the knowledge provider and this cost must be settled separately by the company.

Knowledge Providers are publicly funded research organisations such as Universities, Institutes of Technology and other state research organisations. You can see the full list of participating knowledge providers on the Enterprise Ireland website.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue and can be used throughout the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway network.

IP developed as a result of an Innovation Voucher project belongs to the company unless the company and the knowledge provider have otherwise agreed.

For further information about the programme and how to apply, visit

Further information on Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways is available on our website