Global investment and innovation incentives (Gi³)

Ireland has set into law climate targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions under the National 2050 climate objective. This aligns with EU climate targets and requires significant national and EU funding. In Ireland, a complex system of grant incentives are available to fuel and drive sustainability. Our Gi3 team specialises in identifying funding opportunities. We can advise on the key sustainability grant funding opportunities that are applicable to businesses in Ireland.

Key funding drivers

Clean production
• Support for clean production technologies
• Reduction of CO2, NOx, noise, energy, waste etc.
• Incentives for R&D, innovation, demonstration and pilot projects

Energy efficiency
• Funding the development of energy efficient equipment
• E.g., incentives for innovation, investment and exploitation

Water management
• Funding the development of efficient water usage and equipment
• E.g., incentives for innovation, investment and exploitation

Renewable energy
• Funding the development of renewable energy (heat, electricity, green gas)
• E.g., solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, etc.
• Also available for pilot studies

• Prolonging the lifetime of products
• Production and application of renewable resources, usage of recycled resources
• Alternative business models

Greenhouse gas (GHG) avoidance
• Funding development of GHG avoidance technologies
• E.g., Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) or the production/ application of hydrogen

Irish National Grants

Go Green

National funding agencies Enterprise Ireland and the IDA run the Go Green fund. It will help companies adopt green business principles and increase competitiveness while achieving international environmental best practices.

SEAI Grants 

EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient Design)

This scheme is available to organisations that are considering energy investment projects (new design projects, major renovations and upgrades of existing buildings).

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

The RESS promotes investment in renewable energy generation, community ownership and partnership and renewable technology diversity

National Energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme

This programme supports research, development & demonstration actions aimed at assisting in the delivery of government programmes in climate action, sustainability and energy technology

European funding opportunities

Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe aims at stimulating research and innovation by financing projects in the following areas:
1. Excellent science,
2. Global challenges and European industrial competitiveness,
3. Innovative Europe

Innovation Fund
This fund is aimed at highly innovative technologies and significant flagship projects that will achieve emission reductions and boost competitiveness.

Green Deal Call
The Green Deal will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at “leaving nobody behind”.

The LIFE program supports pilot and demonstration activities of environmentally friendly processes within four themes:
• Nature and biodiversity
• Circular economy
• Climate change
• Transition towards clean energy

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