Northern Ireland businesses will be able to apply for Innovation Vouchers worth up to £5,000 from Invest NI.
What are innovation vouchers and how do they work?
An Innovation Voucher is worth up to £5000 (or euro equivalent if used in Republic of Ireland) and allows SMEs or early stage entrepreneurs to access academic skills and expertise from one of the registered Knowledge Providers throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The aim of the voucher is to improve innovation capability of your business and build links between public sector Knowledge Providers and the business community. If you require help with an innovation project such as developing innovative products, processes or services or access to scientific research you may apply for an Innovation Voucher to access expertise.
What can an Innovation Voucher be used for?
Innovation is about doing things differently or doing different things to make your busienss better. An Innovation Voucher can help you take a creative approach to tackling specific business issues.
Typical projects are:
- help to develop new or improved products, processes and services
- access to information and expertise on new materials
- tapping into research and scienfici expertise
How do you apply?
Applications must be submitted through the Invest NI online application form when the call for applications open on Monday 16 September.
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