The Intellectual Property (IP) is evaluated by our experts with a full evaluation of the next steps for commercial development. A spin-out may be an option or licensing to end customers either directly or through our industry partners who specialise in product development.
Our knowledge of academic centres of excellence and contacts with Universities around the world assists in the identification and development of new technical solutions for clients. Montana Marketing’s database of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s) is extensive which allows us to give the best unbiased qualitative and quantitative research for early and next step technology commercialisation.
Funding is provided to engage external consultants or domain experts (such as Montana Marketing) to undertake the following activities as required for an innovation/project idea:
As an initial step, the university/college researcher must partner with their Technology Transfer or equivalent office to prepare and submit their application. An online application system is available at Enterprise Ireland for application preparation and submission
The Commercialisation Fund Project Support is available for projects that address a gap or need in the market by developing innovations that will ideally be ready for licensing to Irish industry or may form the basis of a new start-up in 2 to5 years. It is recognised however that some innovations may need a longer time to get to market than others.
Funding is also available in the form of a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant to investigate, scope and develop a commercial case for your innovation in advance of submitting a Commercialisation Fund support application to the programme. Montana Marketing has the experience and depth of knowledge to perform these particular Commercialisation Follow-on Investigations.