MSSI fully supports the EI industry innovation voucher initiative, which builds links between Ireland's universities and small businesses. Innovation vouchers worth €5,000 are available to individual small and medium businesses or groups of businesses. Closing dates for submission of these standard and pooled applications fall in April and October. Fast-track co-funded applications can be submitted any time. Full details on the Innovation Voucher scheme are available at www.innovationvouchers.ie. University of Limerick is a registered knowledge provider in the "South and East" region of Ireland.