Enterprise Ireland invites applications from HEIs for funding under the Knowledge Transfer (KT) Boost Programme. Applications should be made in accordance with Programme Guidelines and using the Application Form. Please advise if you wish to avail of content in an accessibly format.
The KT Boost Programme is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 and the ERDF Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27. As such, all applicants must comply with the relevant EU regulations as outlined in the Guidelines and Application Form. Failure to do so will render the application ineligible for funding.
Geographic Regions Covered
The KT Boost Programme is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under two ERDF Regional Programmes – the Southern, Eastern and Midland Regional Programme 2021-2027 and the Northern and Western Regional Programme 2021-2027 and will support the following Policy Objective and Specific Objective under each Regional Programme:
Policy Objective – PO1 A more competitive and smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation and regional ICT connectivity.
Specific Objective – RSO1.1 Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies.
Eligibility of Applications
The Programme is open to applications from existing Technological Universities (including designate technological universities) and Universities.
The Atlantic Technological University and University of Galway are the only eligible applicants in the Northern and Western Region. Technological University Dublin, Munster Technological University, South East Technological University, Technological University of the Shannon: Midland Midwest, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Maynooth University, University College Cork and University of Limerick are eligible in the Southern, Eastern and Midland Region.
Total Amount of Support
The total budget for supports available for the four year programme is €33.4 million, of which €12.37million is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The ERDF co-financing is broken down as €3.2milion for beneficiaries located in the Northern and Western Region with an additional €2.14m coming from the State and €9.17 million for beneficiaries located in the Southern, Eastern and Midland Region with an additional €18.88m coming from the State.
Call Start and End Dates
The call start date is 23rd February 2023. The end date and deadline for applications is noon on 24th March 2023. Any applications received after this time will not be eligible.
The deadline for applications is noon on 24th March 2023. Any applications received after this time will not be eligible. The application should include an electronic copy (in MS Word forward, not pdf) signed by the relevant persons in the host institution.
The electronic copy should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
If you have any queries on the application process, please contact email@example.com