Welcome to IRC Scotland

IRC Scotland is your local gateway to an extensive technology and business network spanning 32 countries across Europe. We work with Scottish organisations to help find innovative new technology, sell or licence your own innovations or enter into joint development arrangements with suitable partners in Europe. We can also help you to secure European R&D funding and find Framework 7 partners or projects to join. For an overview of what FP7 is, what it is trying to do and how much money it has to invest.

Scottish Proposal Assistance Fund for Framework Programme 7

This programme provides grant assistance to encourage small and medium sized Scottish companies submit proposals to the EUs Framework Programme 7.
The new and revised scheme, which is administered by Scotland Europa, was launched on 7 February 2007.
Full details of the revised scheme, including guidance notes and application forms, are now available from Scotland Europa
Further information about Framework Programme 7, its key priority themes and links to all currently open calls for proposals can be found by clicking on the Euro Funding tab above.
IRC Scotland was recently awarded Best Networking IRC 2006by their Network peers, with the prize being presented by David White, the then Director for Innovation Policy at DG Enterprise.
IRC Scotland is your local link into a Network of almost 250 European technology support organisations committed to helping their local industry base find partners from elsewhere in Europe to grow their business.  IRC Scotland works with our academic and industrial organisations to help identify and acquire innovative new technology, find market entry partners for their own innovations or enter into joint development partnerships across Europe.   We also help Scottish organisations find suitable development partners and secure European funding for R&D projects. Our advisers work with organisations across all technology and industry sectors and our services are free to clients.