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Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to congratulate Belfast-based biotechnologist, entrepreneur, founder, and owner of Born Maverick Food Innovation, Azhar Murtuza on topping the poll in TechRound’s Top 50 BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Entrepreneurs Under 50 of 2022.
Invest Northern Ireland’s Supply Chain Resilience and Development Solutions (SCRDS) support launched in April 2021 and is designed to help businesses address supply chain challenges.
This feature examines the developing status of five provinces in South and West China, offering cutting-edge insight into regional developments.
Invest NI showcased Northern Ireland’s world-leading life and health sciences expertise to local and international audiences at trade shows and conferences throughout October 2022.
Africa is now home to several of the world’s fastest growing economies and is becoming a continent to watch, leading the Global Trade and Investment Agenda.
This year, we’re marking 20 years of Invest Northern Ireland.
To further support Northern Ireland companies in China, Invest Northern Ireland has undertaken a series of research projects to inform and identify high potential opportunities in the region.
Deciding to start a business is a big deal…. you need to put yourself and your business idea out there, test the market and then say to the world "this is what I have to offer" and ask customers to literally buy it!
Considering the continuing challenges for both NI businesses and us, the results we are presenting are testament to the resilience of those businesses we have worked with, and our own team’s drive and determination.
Invest NI showcased Northern Ireland’s world-leading aerospace and defence sector expertise, promoted collaboration and sustainability and launched the new UK Defence playbook at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show.
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of our economy providing up to three quarters of all private sector jobs and turnover. Regardless of size or stage of development, to scale to the next level SMEs need funding to achieve growth.
In the last year, food and drink companies across Northern Ireland have been working hard to achieve success in the face of ever-changing circumstances, including EU Exit, emergence from the pandemic, and the conflict in Ukraine.
Today marks International Women’s Day 2022 and one of its key missions this year is to celebrate digital advancement and to champion the women driving innovation through technology. Northern Ireland has its fair share of highly innovative women in the tech sector and we’ve been pleased to support them to grow and bring their ideas to reality through innovation.
John Hood, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Food & Drink reflects on another challenging year for businesses and provides a flavour of how the agency will continue to support the sector in 2022.
One of the main drivers of a successful economy is partnership working. Invest Northern Ireland is one of a number of partners committed to supporting economic and business growth in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area. Our support is open to any value added business with an ambition to sell its products or services outside Northern Ireland and in the last five years, over 430 businesses in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area have sought our help.
While the Belfast area attracts a wide array of large, international investors, the vast majority of Invest NI’s role is supporting the growth and development of our local home-grown businesses – SMEs have received 93 per cent of the offers of support across Belfast in the last 5 years.
2020-21 was the final year of our four year Business Strategy. It was also the year of COVID and EU Exit and our final year priorities adapted to significant economic change.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world and transformed our way of life. From the speedy development of vaccines to a more digitalised approach to working, humanity has learned just how agile it can be in a crisis.
The Graduate to Export programme for international marketing students was recently launched. The programme allows Northern Ireland companies to enhance their export capability with a graduate assisting them with a market research project. As part of the programme we will be following the stories of the graduates to get an insight into their experiences.