Green Enterprise

The EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy 2020 call (now closed)

A funding programme to support innovators in Ireland to develop and demonstrate consumer and business solutions that will stimulate the circular economy was launched on the 10th June 2020.

The EPA-led Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy funding programme will provide grant-aid to demonstration type projects. 

All organisations that applied for funding had to provide written declarations that they have not been in receipt of more than €200k in state aid in the last three years including any funding applied for as part of this Programme. Accordingly it may have been challenging for any Third Level Institution to meet this criterion.

The EPA invited proposals in the following thematic areas:

The maximum amount of funding available was €100,000 per grant award. Grant aid is provided on a shared cost contribution basis, from 25% up to 95% of the total eligible project costs incurred.

Click here to view the Green Enterprise 2020 call documents.

Any queries related to the call not covered in the Research Call Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) must be emailed to

To download slides from our Green Enterprise 2020 Call Webinar held on 30th July click on   Green Enterprise ppt

The indicative timeframe is as follows (all times are Irish Standard Time)

Green Enterprise 2019 Call Graphic