Innovation Clinic for SMEs

Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available from Enterprise Ireland to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.

The Contract Research Unit (CRU) of IT Sligo provides dedicated technical Research & Innovation support to regional enterprises and communities. As part of this service we are inviting SMEs to attend our Innovation Clinics at which they can avail of a one to one review of their specific innovation needs.

The clinics are primarily aimed toward developing SME applications to the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Initiative. Advice on other funding sources and research partners is also available.

Who should attend? Micro, small and medium enterprises with a need for technical assistance for a new product, process or service. Ideally you will have a specific concept or project in development. IT Sligo can provide technical support in numerous engineering and science fields such as energy, sustainable technologies, manufacturing, precision engineering, process optimisation, environmental science, design and the built environment. All industry sectors are welcome.
How do I register? You can register for the clinic on – click on venue links below. Following registration you will be emailed by an IT Sligo CRU staff member and given an opportunity to enter a 1 page survey of your specific innovation need, after which you will be allocated a time for a one-to-one review on the day of the clinic.
What’s in it for me?
  • Introduction to the IT Sligo Contract Research Unit (CRU)
  • Introduction to the PEM (Precision Engineering & Manufacturing) Technology Gateway at IT Sligo
  • Overview of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Initiative
  • One-to-one advisory review of your specific innovation project. Follow up appointments will be arranged where appropriate, to assist you with a funding application.

When and where?
Innovation Centre
IT Sligo
Co. Sligo
16th August 2016
09:00 to 13:00

The Hive,
Dublin Road,
Carrick on Shannon,
Co. Leitrim
23rd August 2016
09:00 to 13:00

The CoLab
Co. Donegal
26th August 2016
09:00 to 13:00

Further information?
Contact Mel Gavin or Leo Murray at the IT Sligo CRU on 071 9305825, or email Mel Gavin 


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