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New €750k EI Competitive Start Fund Launches 13th September

30 August 2017
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Competitive Start Fund is aimed at all sectors with focus on Agritech, Manufacturing, Lifesciences and Renewables

A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

This is Enterprise Ireland's seventh Competitive Start Fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life sciences and renewables subsectors. 

Up to 15 successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000 each. The CSF is designed to accelerate the growth of start-ups and enable companies to reach key commercial and technical milestones.

Applications are invited from companies that are active in the relevant industrial sectors or individuals who, prior to Enterprise Ireland's investment, are based in Ireland and have a headquarters registered here. Other criteria apply.

In addition to written online applications, companies will be asked to prepare an online video pitch. The fund will close for applications at 3pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Full details are available at www.enterprise-ireland.com/csf

Tips on how to apply for EI CSF YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EV3RSs4WDw