Innovation Vouchers June 2017 Call Now Open

Call for applications is open until 15:00 on Friday 30 June 2017

Northern Ireland businesses can now apply for up to £5,000 worth of Innovation Vouchers. The vouchers are available from Invest Northern Ireland (NI).

What are Innovation Vouchers?
An Innovation Voucher provides funding to businesses to work with knowledge providers – ie universities, colleges and technical institutes – to create or improve innovative products, services or processes.

There are currently 39 registered knowledge providers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The vouchers allow you to access skills and expertise of these providers for many different kinds of innovation projects.

What can you use Innovation Vouchers for?
You can use vouchers to resolve a specific business issue, particularly if you don’t have the expertise, technology or facilities to deal with it. Typical projects include:

  • ideas for new and improved products, processes and services
  • access to specialist expertise on new materials
  • tapping into research and scientific expertise

Who can apply?
You can apply for Innovation Vouchers if you are:

  • a small business with fewer than 50 employees
  • a medium-sized business with fewer than 250 employees, provided that you haven’t received assistance through Invest NI’s R&D programme in the past five years

Call for applications is open until 15:00 on Friday 30 June 2017.

Find out more about Invest NI’s Innovation Vouchers.