Collaborative Growth Programme: Open call for scoping studies

100 per cent funding up to £25,000 is available to industry-led networks requiring facilitation support to scope innovative collaborative projects with the potential to enhance business competitiveness.

Successful collaborations can bring significant benefits to each of the participants. These include:

  • Enhancing existing capabilities and knowledge
  • Acquiring the know how to be innovative
  • Entry to new export markets
  • Developing niche value-added products
  • Expanding services or product offerings
  • Exploiting cross-sectoral technology and best practice
  • Developing hi-tech knowledge driven businesses
  • Contributing to Northern Ireland’s economic performance

Groups intending to apply must consist of at least four Northern Ireland private sector companies, of which one must be an Invest NI customer. Other group members may include local, national or international stakeholders, including those from the academic and public sectors, as appropriate.

 

Invest NI will particularly welcome applications from those groups addressing challenges related to MATRIX thematic priority areas, including Agrifood; Advanced Manufacturing; Digital/ICT; Life and Health Sciences; Materials and Engineering (AMME) and Sustainable Energy.

Application form and guidance notes

Download an application form and guidance notes for the Collaborative Growth Programme (DOC).

The closing date for completed applications is 31 January 2017.

For further information contact Tel 0800 181 4422.

The closing date for application is 31 January 2017