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SFI/EI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2017

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is seeking to fund researchers who are at the initial stages of developing a new or innovative technology, product, process or service with strong commercial potential.

For researchers who wish to pursue the commercialisation of a technology, TIDA provides:

  • ​Independent technical evaluation by international peer review process
  • €100k in project funding
  • Entrepreneurship and commercialisation training

The TIDA 2017 call is open to:

  • Independent Investigators who are Lead Principal or Co-Principal Investigators responsible for a competitively awarded, internationally peer reviewed research grant secured/active over the last 5 years (2012-2017);
  • Postdoctoral researchers (with a maximum of 8 year’s postdoctoral research experience) currently funded under a competitively awarded, internationally peer reviewed research grant.

Please refer to the TIDA 2017 call documentation for all details regarding programme remit, eligibility, and application procedure. Click here for full details on the call.


Key Dates:
Call Launch                                                                 10th April 2017
Webinar                                                                       25th April 2017
Abstract Deadline                                                        19th May 2017
Deadline for Full Proposal Submission                         2nd June 2017, 13.00 Dublin Local Time
Funding Decision                                                        October 2017


A webinar will be held on Tuesday, 25th of April at 14.00 hrs (Dublin local time) to outline the details of the programme call.

To register for the Webinar click here

For programme-related queries please contact: TIDA@sfi.ie

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