Funding Options

At MNMT, you can get funding support to access our resources and expertise in order to address a problem or explore an opportunity for your business.

Our team can help you explore business opportunities or examine challenges you may be facing. We can also help identify funding options for your organisation and help you to apply.

Direct Funded

Direct funding is the best option for companies who want a quick start on their project. The organization pays MNMT for the cost of the project directly and owns any intellectual property generated from the project. Find out about the services we offer from our website or contact

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers are a source of funding for SMEs to finance an initial €5K project. Your company pays only the VAT for the project (€1,150) and any intellectual property created during the project is owned by your company.

IDA Ireland Innovation Vouchers

IDA Ireland Innovation Vouchers are available to companies with an Irish presence of fewer than 200 people, who want to research a new product or process with MNMT. The voucher value is €5k.

 Innovation Partnerships

Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Partnership Programme encourages Irish-based companies to access the expertise and resources of universities to develop new and improved products, processes and services. Innovation Partnerships cover up to 80 per cent of project costs. Intellectual property created through the project will be owned by MNMT with the applicant company guaranteed a license to the technology, agreed upfront.

If you are already supported by Enterprise Ireland or IDA Ireland, you may be eligible to participate.

H2020 EU Funding

European-funded support which comes in many streams. Typically Horizon 2020 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.

Commercialisation Fund Programme: Commercial case feasibility grant

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations, developed in Higher Education Institutions and Research Performing Organisations, to industry in Ireland. 

Enterprise Ireland recognises the excellence in applied research in the Higher Education sector and the need for business development expertise to complement researchers’ technical expertise, to develop strong commercialisation strategies for innovations.

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Centre of Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT-Dublin) 

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University College Dublin,

Belfield Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland

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Last updated: 9:33  07  February, 2021