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SME Instrument

WIT is committed to engaging with enterprise and helping to drive economic development in the South East region.

The new ‘SME Instrument’ is an opportunity for small and medium enterprises to develop innovative projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries.

Working with WIT

WIT has extensive experience in EU research funding, and has expertise across a wide range of disciplines, including:





Advanced Manufacturing


Health Science






Regional Development




Additionally, WIT has a dedicated technology transfer office to address all intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, as well as an Industry Services Manager.

Contact Eimear Fitzpatrick (051-834042) in the Research Support Unit if you wish to speak to someone about getting involved in the SME Instrument.

What can you do in the SME instrument?

The image shows the type of work you can complete in the various Phases of the SME Instrument:



Links for more info

 WIT pdf_icon presentation highlighting the key information on applying to the SME Instrument

Areas where proposals and the amount of funding in each area.

Proposal template:pdf_icon Phase 1 (see p.16 onwards, the ‘technical annex’)

pdf_icon Evaluation criteria (see top of p.2 for ‘SME Instrument’)

Enterprise Ireland supports

Register for PIC  (need this to apply for any grant in Horizon 2020)

General info for SMEs in Horizon 2020

IPR helpdesk