Funding supports to access our applied research and expertise is available in a variety of ways. Our team can help you identify the optimal funding avenue for your specific needs and support preparation of funding applications.
Core Research Programmes
The PMTC is strongly positioned to deliver 100% state funded Core Research Projects, shaped by member companies and focused on delivering industry wide solutions to real world pharmaceutical manufacturing challenges, in three core research areas, namely:
- Pharmaceutical Plant Cleaning
- Data Analytics and Utilisation
- Process Control & Optimisation.
Innovation Partnership Programme
Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Partnership Programme supports Irish-based companies to access national research performing organisations (RPO) to develop new and improved products, processes and services. Innovation Partnerships require company cash contribution but allow up to 80% of project costs to be leveraged. Intellectual property created through the project will be owned by the RPO with the applicant company guaranteed a licence to the technology, agreed upfront.
If you are already supported by Enterprise Ireland or IDA Ireland, you may be eligible to participate.
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers are a source of funding for SMEs only to finance an initial €5K project. Company pays only the VAT for the project (€1,150) and any intellectual property created during the project is owned by your company.
The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers and Small & Medium Enterprises, where vouchers can be used for a number of innovations such as,
- new product/process development;
- new business model development;
- new service delivery and customer interface;
- new service development;
- tailored training in innovation management;
- innovation/technology audit.
Feasibility Studies are intended to provide a ‘stepping stone’ to enable researchers and RPOs to become involved in full Innovation Partnership projects with industrial partners. An open call programme operates, with monthly approvals. The maximum grant awarded is €9,000. The study focus should be on a new product or process and/or services development. Project duration is limited to no more than six calendar months from the agreed start date.
Eligible companies include companies involved in manufacturing, processing and internationally traded service companies, with an operating base in the Irish Republic, collaborating with eligible RPOs. Multi-partner consortiums are welcome.
For more information, please get in touch with us here
Single or Multi Industry Member based Project (SIP/MIP)
Member driven collaborative research where PMTC membership fees are leveraged to fulfil specific members needs. Intellectual property created through such projects are owned by the RPO
For further discussion, please contact a member of our team who would be happy to assist you in planning your project.
Direct, fully funded research where PMTC membership is not required, and client company owns any intellectual property generated from the project.
Horizon Europe Funding
European-funded support which comes in many streams. Typically Horizon Europe funding support involves a number of partners (both companies and academic institutions) from across Europe. Projects are usually large scale and some funding is required from the applicant company.