You have arrived at the New to R&D page. Substantial benefits await companies that are prepared to invest in research and development.

It can be the first step to producing a truly world-class product, enhanced process or service. It can lead to more sales, new global customers and bigger profits. Read 7 key advantages of R&D for small business.

R&D doesn’t need a white coat or a lab. R&D is just the process of planning a project and using your skills to develop new or better products, processes and services and giving customers what they want.

And to get you going we can provide up to £50,000 of support towards your costs.

From your answers you do not appear to be ready just yet for our New to R&D programme.

To help you get ready you may be interested in other support offered by Invest NI.

You can also contact us on 0800 181 4422

To help us provide the right support for your new research and development project we need you to answer the questions below:
1. Are you planning to develop a new product, improve a process or develop a service that can be sold outside of Northern Ireland?
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No
2. Does your new product, improved process or service demonstrate a clear unique selling point that is better than your competitors?
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No
3. Can you undertake at least 50% of the development work in your business premises?
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No
4. Will development costs for the project exceed £15,000 and, if so, can you afford to pay at least 50% of the costs?
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No
You appear to be ready to get started on your new R&D project.
Please complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.
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