What could a £5,000 Innovation Voucher do for your business?

This will allow businesses or potential entrepreneurs to work with a public sector knowledge provider e.g. University, College or Institute of Technology (NI and ROI) on an innovation project.

Typical projects we support include:

  • Helping to create or improve products, services or processes
  • Access to specialist expertise in new materials.
  • Tapping into research and scientific expertise

Applications are particularly welcome for projects that might help alleviate issues that businesses are facing as a result of COVID-19.

As this is the first call of a new five-year Innovation Vouchers Programme it effectively starts with a ‘clean slate’ so all applicants start afresh and can avail of three vouchers in the next five-year period (one voucher at a time). The first voucher is funded at 100% of the project cost to max £5000 and customers pay the VAT.

**Please note that some Knowledge Providers may be limited in what they can currently deliver given that they are remote working  and may not have access to all facilities and equipment.**

Applications must be submitted through our online application form.

If you require an application in an alternative format (including Braille audio disc, large print or in minority languages to meet the needs of those whose first language is not English) then please contact us on 0800 181 4422 and ask to speak with the Invest NI Equality Team.

The call for applications is closed.

The next call for applications will be open from Monday 7th September to 3pm Friday 25 September 2020