Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) - Call 4 is now live. The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund is a €500 million fund established under Project Ireland 2040 and is run by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland.
DTIF Call 4 is about funding collaborations that demonstrate technology-based disruptive innovation, collaborations that can:
- Alter markets;
- Alter the way business operates;
- Involve new products or the emergence of new business models.
Funding applications for Call 4 should be within the Research Priority Areas 2018-20231. We are particularly interested in projects of scale with a strong enterprise agenda to harness maximum medium-term economic impact for Ireland. Ideally, we are looking for enterprise-driven research and development challenges that can demonstrate commercial impacts within 3 to 7 years of project completion. Each project must have 3 enterprise partners, at least 1 of which must be an SME. Research organisations (including colleges) can be a partner but can receive no more than 50% of the grant funding per project. All projects should be seeking minimum funding of €1.5 million.
Full details of the call are available on the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment website. Call close date is February 10, 2022.