Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Call 6

Programme: Project Ireland 2040

Call: Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund Call 6

The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) is a €500 million challenge-based fund established under Project Ireland 2040. It is one of four funds set up under the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2027. It is managed by the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment and administered by Enterprise Ireland.

Essentially, DTIF is about funding collaborations that demonstrate technology-based disruptive innovation, collaborations that can:

  • Alter markets
  • Alter the way business operates
  • Involve new products or the emergence of new business models

Outcomes and Deliverables of This Call:

The National Development Plan (NDP) stated that the DTIF would see investment in the development and deployment of disruptive technologies and applications on a commercial basis; drive collaboration between Ireland’s world-class research base and industry as well as facilitate enterprises to compete directly for funding in support of the development and adoption of these technologies and seeding a new wave of start-ups. The DTIF is explicitly linked to National Strategic Outcome 5 (a strong economy, supported by enterprise, innovation, and skills).


The DTIF objectives are to:

  • Support enterprises in Ireland to exploit the enterprise opportunities associated with “disruptive technologies” by de-risking collaborative projects.
  • Support enterprises in Ireland to collaborate to engage with and be prepared for challenges associated with new “disruptive technologies” that will have a transformative impact on the way we work and live in the future.
  • Build on research undertaken in Ireland and leverage that research further by supporting the delivery and exploitation of new technology-based solutions from that research.
  • Foster deeper and wider RD&I collaborations between the public and private sectors in key technology areas and, in particular, support collaborations between large firms and SMEs in Ireland.
  • Strengthen spin-out, spin-in, and other start-up activity associated with disruptive technology.
  • Prepare Irish enterprises and public bodies to engage in European and global partnerships around the development and deployment of disruptive technologies.
  • Promote innovation and drive collaboration between Ireland’s enterprises and its research base.

DTIF Call 6 webinar:

Anyone interested in learning more about the application process can register for the DTIF Call 6 webinar, which Enterprise Ireland will host at 11 am on 4 April 2023.

Check the Call Documents


€1.5 million