€3.5 million in funding announced for 47 scoping projects

  • Successful applicants will be funded under the Regional Enterprise Innovation Scoping Scheme 2022 (REISS).

Ministers of State Robert Troy TD and Damien English TD announced details of the 47 projects that have been approved for a total of €3.5 million in grant support under the Regional Enterprise Innovation Scoping Scheme 2022.

Some 15 Projects have been approved for REISS Priming Grants of up to €200,000, while 32 projects have been approved for REISS Feasibility Study grants of up to €50,000.

The REISS funding supports the development of potential innovative regional projects aligned with the objectives of the nine new Regional Enterprise Plans that were launched earlier this year.

The Regional Enterprise Innovation Scoping Scheme Grant is a single grant type, but with two different grant levels depending on the scope and scale of the project:

  • Feasibility Funding – A REISS Feasibility Grant with 80% grant support to cover consultancy and travel costs for smaller early stage feasibility projects, and
  • Priming Funding – A REISS Priming Grant with 80% grant support to cover Consultancy and Travel, but also supporting the cost of Personnel, Promotion and the Rental of Office space for larger scale more significant scoping projects.

Successful applicants have completed a rigorous evaluation process and in general these projects have:

  • strong industrial interest or connections
  • strong alignment with the scheme objectives
  • linkages to key regional/national stakeholders including 3rd level/HEIs
  • well defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics, with clear timelines for delivery
  • a clearly defined and costed project plan

Successful applicants

Applications for funding were invited through a public call and 47 applicants have been approved for the scheme. 

The 32 projects receiving REISS Feasibility Study Grants are:

Applicant NameCountyRegion
ACTION TUAMGalwayWest
BALLYHAUNIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCEMayoWest
CAVAN COUNTY COUNCILCavanNorth-East
COMHOIBRIUGalwayWest
ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION OF IRELANDDublin – SouthDublin
ENERGY CHAMPIONCorkSouth-West
GALWAY CITY COUNCILGalwayWest
HORAN AIRPORT TRUSTMayoWest
INISHOWEN DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (1)DonegalNorth-West
INISHOWEN DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (2)DonegalNorth-West
LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL (1)LimerickMid-West
LIMERICK CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL (2)LimerickMid-West
LONGFORD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT COMPANYLongfordMidlands
MUNSTER TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYCorkSouth-West
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE CENTRES (NACEC)LouthNorth-East
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTHKildareMid-East
NORTH OFFALY DEVELOPMENT FUNDOffalyMidlands
RDI HUBKerrySouth-West
RECREATE SHANDONCork CitySouth-West
SLIGO LEITRIM ENERGY AGENCYSligoNorth-West
SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCILDublin – SouthDublin
SOUTH EAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICEWaterfordSouth-East
SOUTH EAST TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITYWaterfordSouth-East
TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE SHANNON (1)WestmeathMidlands
TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE SHANNON (2)WestmeathMidlands
THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLINDublin CityDublin
TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCILTipperaryMid-West
TIPPERARY TOWN REVITALISATIONTipperaryMid-West
UCD NOVADublin – DLRDublin
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICKLimerickMid-West
WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCILWaterfordSouth-East
ZE-AVIATION ALLIANCEClareMid-West

 The 15 projects receiving REISS Priming Grants are:

Applicant NameCountyRegion
AGRITECH CENTRE OF EXCELLENCEKerrySouth-West
BIA INNOVATOR CAMPUSGalwayWest
BNEST SOCIAL INITIATIVELimerickMid-West
CARLOW COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE CENTRESCarlowSouth-East
CLERMONT ENTERPRISE HUBWicklowMid-East
FUTURE MOBILITY CAMPUS IRELANDClareMid-West
HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ALLIANCEWexfordSouth-East
INCUPHARMWaterfordSouth-East
INSTECH HUB IRELANDDublin CityDublin
IRISH MANUFACTURING RESEARCHWestmeathMidlands
LIMERICK ENTERPRISE NETWORKLimerickMid-West
NUTGROVE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE CENTREDublin – DLRDublin
SOUTH EAST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICEWaterfordSouth-East
THREED (DESIGN DEVELOP DISSEMINATE)WaterfordSouth-East
WESTERN INNOVATION LIFE SCIENCE HUBGalwayWest