Innovation Vouchers are designed to enable small Northern Ireland registered enterprises to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to business issues.
The programme provides a voucher of up to £4000 to enable small enterprises to engage with one of the 41 universities, colleges and other publicly funded research organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED. NEXT CALL WILL TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 2011
The key benefits for the small enterprise might include:
- Increased profitability
- Better informed business decisions
- Improved processes
- Business model development
- Improved service delivery
- Efficiency savings
- Increased market share
- A fresh source of ideas
A company may apply for up to three vouchers for different projects. A 2nd or 3rd voucher can be applied for once the previous project is completed and the voucher has been redeemed. It is only possible to have one ‘live voucher’ at a time.
Link to Invest NI Innovation Vouchers