Find out how to apply and
About the programme
Do you have an innovation project that could lead to the development of a new or improved product, service, business model, or process? Will it create value in your business, produce new profits or help grow the business? If so, then an Innovation Voucher could help support this.
How can it help my business?
£5K Innovation Vouchers allow businesses or potential entrepreneurs to get expertise from a public sector knowledge provider, such as a University or College (NI and ROI) for your innovation project.
** Please note that this programme does not involve the payment of any funds directly to participating businesses.**
Typical projects we support include:
- Expertise to help create or improve products, services, business models or processes
- Access to specialist expertise in new materials
- Tapping into research and scientific expertise
Activities that are not eligible include:
- Business plans, market research and financial planning
- Website and app related activity
- Marketing and sales activity
- Training courses
- Working with a private sector provider
This list is not exhaustive.
How can I apply?
If you would like to apply, please proceed to check your eligibility. The call for applications will close at 15:00, Friday 6 October 2023.
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.
Our support may be subject to some eligibility criteria.
Please note that it is a mandatory requirement to complete an Innovate NI Innovation Assessment before an Innovation Voucher is issued.
Watch our video case study with Karri Kitchen on how an innovation voucher helped its business.