Access expertise to develop your business

What could a £4000 Innovation Voucher do for your business?

A lot more than you might imagine if you’re a small or medium sized business wanting to get that extra edge, or struggling with an issue that needs expert help to solve.

Typical projects we support include:

  • Ideas for new or improved products, processes and services
  • Product and service testing
  • Access to information and expertise on new materials
  • Tapping into research and scientific research

The award of Innovation Vouchers is dependent on budget availability within Invest NI.

The current call for Innovation Vouchers is now closed

1. Are you a Northern Ireland based small enterprise or medium enterprise?

Yes
No

2. Is your business involved in the transport or primary agriculture sectors?

Yes
No

3. If you are a medium-sized business, have you received any grant for R&D support from Invest NI in the past 5 years?

Yes
No

4. Are you willing to pay the VAT element applicable to the voucher and any project costs in excess of the voucher value?

Yes
No

5. In the absence of support from this programme would the project go ahead both on the same scale and timeframe?

Yes
No
*Required Field

Dates for the next call for applications will be posted here soon.

Sorry, from your answers you don't appear to be eligible
to apply for an Innovation Voucher.

The following rules apply to Innvotaion Vouchers:

  • The Innovation Vouchers scheme is only open to NI based SMEs.
  • Businesses in the transport and primary agricultural sectors are excluded in line with State Aid Guidelines.
  • Medium sized businesses in receipt of any Grant for R&D support from Invest NI in the past 5 years are not eligible to apply for an innovation voucher.
  • To apply for an innovation voucher, you must confirm that you are willing to pay the VAT element applicable to the voucher and any project costs in excess of the voucher value.
  • If you are able to proceed with the proposed innovation project (on both the same scale and in the same timeframe) without an innovation voucher then support from this programme is not required.

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