How to engage with the Innovation Hub

The application process consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Your submission

Submit an engagement form and any supporting documentation to: [email protected]

Step 2: Central Bank assessment

We will assess your request against the eligibility criteria and will endeavour to provide a response to you within five working days.

Step 3: Central Bank response

Our response may include one or more of the following:

1. We need more information from you

a. More information is needed to assess your request

b. We will email you to request this information

c. Once the information is provided, the assessment will continue

2. Your request does not meet our criteria

a. We will provide an explanation and refer you to any relevant Central Bank guidance that may support you moving forward

3. Meets criteria

a. Your request is eligible for engagement with the Innovation Hub

b. We will arrange a meeting with you within two to three weeks from making your request, subject to availability.

Step 4: Meeting

Once your information has been reviewed, you will be invited to meet the Innovation Hub team. The purpose of the meeting will be to either:

  • Go through your information in more detail and get a better sense of what you are looking to achieve from engaging with the Central Bank


  • Provide specific information relevant to your request

Based on the context of your request, and other factors (such as stage of development of your innovation), it may be necessary to have a number of meetings so that we can provide you with the necessary information.

Step 5: Follow Up

Six months after our initial meeting, we will look to re-engage with you.

This will be an opportunity for you to update us on your progress and for us to engage on any additional areas requiring support.

We will also seek feedback on the information we provided to you and how useful it was to you.

Engagement Form

Use our Engagement Form to help us understand your business and the type of assistance you may need from the Central Bank’s Innovation Hub.

This form can help inform our preliminary informal discussion and is intended to be quick and easy for you to complete, not a barrier to engaging with us. 

Once you have completed the form, please email it, and any supporting attachments (such as business plan, investor deck, etc.) you wish to include to: [email protected].

Use of data

Central Bank of Ireland will not share your information with any external party, and your information will be held securely and in the strictest confidence.

With respect to any personal data provided to the Innovation Hub, please see the Central Bank’s Data Protection Privacy Notice.

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