This fund is designed to help companies get the right professional advice on how to streamline their business practices through digital technologies – it is ideal for those who want to invest in digitisation for 2022. To apply for funding, you don’t have to be a registered EI client company but there are certain eligibility criteria.

The value of the fund is €9,000 but note the fund will be reviewed in Q1 2022 and the value or voucher terms may change or be more restricted. However applications before 10th December, 2021 can be implemented in 2022.
Therefore we encourage you to apply now, if eligible. All funding decisions are in the hands of Enterprise Ireland.

Eligible projects must complete the digital ready scorecard from Enterprise and only certain planning activities qualify. Inspiration can work with you to scope and define a qualifying project. It is always useful to engage with your DA, if you are an EI client company, once you have a project in mind.

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Activity Project Scope
Mandatory
“As is” assessment.
Digital Score card, review of “As is” process
Option 1
Internal Process Optimisation (Lean-Digital-Automation)

Review of current operational processes and systems to identify improvement opportunities. The focus should be on eliminating waste by introducing easier, faster processes backed up by automation and/or cloud based digital systems where appropriate.

Processes covered can include any or all business functions from sales, finance, marketing, production, logistics and product development.
Ideally the review will be based on a Lean approach in combination with the adoption of digital technologies.

Part of the analysis should include a review of cyber security risks and recommendations to reduce risk, including working towards international security standards that are becoming a requirement to operate internationally.

The output is expected to include a plan for the company to improve business processes using a combination of people skills development, process development and technology investment (including robotics, sensors & software).

Option 2
Enhancing Customer Digital Experience
(Product, Service, Route to Market, Channels)

Review of current products & services & channels and potential to create a high-quality digital experience for customers.
This should include a digital review of the customer journey(s) including all customer touchpoints from sales, marketing, customer service, delivery, channels, life cycle, competitor analysis.

Part of the analysis should include a review of cyber security risks and recommendations to reduce risk, including working towards international security standards that are becoming a requirement to operate internationally.

The output is expected to include a plan for the company to improve the customer experience by implementing enhanced services, products, and/or channels including identification of required skills development needs.

Option 3
Becoming a Data-Driven Business

Review of current key performance data that is used to drive the business and identify gaps and improvement opportunities. Enhancing customer experience by aggerating data in all of it forms across the business.

This should include:

  • Identification of data sources and potential untapped business value of data.
  • Identification of gaps in business or production data and suggestions on ways to improve.
  • Identification of security risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Identification of potential new tools e.g., CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, Robotics.

The output is expected to include a plan for the company to improve data definition, collection, visualisation and analysis using a combination of people skills development, process development and technology investment (including robotics, sensors & software).

Eligible Costs

Eligible Cost Elements Eligible Costs Eligible Grant
External Advisory Costs Maximum of €9,000 where the eligible costs are capped at €900 per day. Maximum of €9,000. Based on a grant rate of 100% of eligible costs.

 

Eligible Companies

The Digitalisation Voucher is open to all Enterprise Ireland clients who employ 10 or more or non-Enterprise Ireland client companies that operate within the manufacturing or internationally traded service sectors who employed 10 or more full time people on their payroll on the 29th of February 2020 OR employed 10 fulltime staff at the time of application.

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