Seafood Processing Innovation Scheme

Apply for support with innovation and new product development.

Who’s eligible?

  • Individual Seafood Processing Enterprises
  • Enterprises planning to enter seafood processing industry

What’s funded?

The scheme supports projects that seek to promote business innovation, processing and new product development, i.e. projects aimed at developing or introducing new or substantially improved:

  • Products
  • Equipment rental (note this scheme is not for capital investment projects)
  • Value adding Processes and Techniques
  • Management & Organisation Systems

Eligible costs

The scheme will be limited to the following eligible costs.

  • Hiring of an Innovation Specialist
  • Subcontractor costs (cost of external consultancy and subcontracted services essential for the delivery of the project)
  • Equipment rental for the project period (maximum 4 months)

Please see your brochure for details on the eligible and ineligible costs. [Link]

Support Rates

SME Industry projects

Up to 50% capped at €100,000 grant aid per project

Non-SME industry projects

Up to 30% capped at €100,000 grant aid per project

Note: The actual amount of grant aid and grant rate awarded is at the discretion of the Board.

How do I apply?

  1. Download the Seafood Processing Innovation Brochure (pdf 1,118Kb) 
  2. Apply on-line at

Need Assistance?

Contact Catherine Collins. Catherine will direct you through BIM’s electronic application process by phone on +353 (0)1 2144154 or email

How long does the process take?

On receipt of the application, approval can take up to six weeks but may take longer should supporting documentation additional to the application be required.

Key Dates

Status: Open

Due Date: Open Call

Next Call: -


Download the Seafood Processing Innovation Brochure (pdf 1,118Kb) 

How to Apply

Apply online at

Contact Us

To learn more about this grant, contact:

Catherine Collins
Direct: +353 (0) 1 2144154