Manufacturing NI & Skills

Innovation funding round up- here are a list of great opportunities to drive innovation in your business.


College Network

Invest NI


  • Catapult Programme– Catapults provide businesses with access to their expertise and facilities, enabling them to test, demonstrate and improve their ideas. By fostering collaborations between industry, government, research organisations, academia and many others.
  • Invest Awards– a yearly competition run by Catalyst rewarding local innovations and proof of concept ideas with the greatest commercial potential.
  • Scaling the Edge-Funded by Innovate UK, this programme helps businesses accelerate product and process innovations using the market leading Strategyzer Toolkit to rapidly validate their ideas with the market. For more information contact Brilliant Red on 028 30821100.

Intertrade Ireland

  • Innovation Boost– Supporting cross border businesses through developing and embedding innovation.
  • Business Solutions Voucher– Business Solutions Voucher provides 100% financial support up to £5,000/€5,625 (inclusive of VAT) towards professional advice to help businesses navigate the current economic climate.
  • Digital Sales Support- 5 days worth of fully-funded consultancy support over 12 weeks to enable improved online presence, digital marketing and e-commerce capability to eligible companies that trade cross-border.

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