For ResearchersSME Instrument

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

Click to view a presentation from WIT highlighting the key information on applying to the SME Instrument

Areas where proposals are sought: Click Here and the amount of funding in each area: Click Here

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

Evaluation criteria: Click Here (see top of p.2 for ‘SME Instrument’)

Enterprise Ireland supports: Click Here

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

General info for SMEs in Horizon 2020: Click Here

IPR helpdesk: Click Here