Innovation Vouchers: April 2024 Call

What could a £5,000 voucher do for your business?

Innovation Vouchers allow you to access the skills and expertise of public sector knowledge providers, such as universities and colleges, 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

Innovation Vouchers are available to early stage and pre-trading entities as well as to established companies. To apply, complete Invest NI’s online application form.

The deadline for applications is 3pm, Friday 3 May 2024.

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

If your application is successful, you will need to complete an Innovate NI Innovation Assessment before Innovation Voucher can be issued.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.