Support can be used to introduce new products, improve operating processes, obtain recognised standards for products and processes, and to protect and exploit intellectual property.
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The scheme is designed to support companies with the cost of hiring external consultants or companies to implement innovative solutions which can add value to the business through increased competitiveness, particularly when targeting key export markets.
Eligible activities include but are not limited to:
We can support up to 50% the external provider’s costs for the project between £1,000 and £40,000, or from £500 if project is related to intellectual property. Internal costs such as training, equipment or labour are not eligible.
This support is available to Invest NI customers who meet the EU definition of an SME
If your company is not already an Invest Northern Ireland customer, Contact us or alternatively call our Business Support Team on 0800 181 4422.