Innovation Vouchers: September 2023 Call

Could your business use £5,000 to solve a knowledge problem?

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) Innovation Vouchers allow you to access the skills and expertise of universities, colleges or Institutes of Technology in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Typical projects supported through Innovation Vouchers include:

  • helping to create or improve products, services or processes
  • access to specialist expertise on new materials
  • tapping into research and scientific expertise

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.

Find out what a Voucher can and cannot be used for (PDF, 537K).

How to apply for Innovation Vouchers

To apply, you should complete Invest NI’s online application form.

To help you with your application, download guidance for applicants (PDF, 502K) and a sample application form (PDF, 1.3MB) from Invest NI’s website.

The deadline for applications is 3pm on Friday 6 October 2023.

Please note that it is mandatory to complete an Innovate NI Innovation Assessment before an Innovation Voucher is issued.