Innovation Vouchers: September 2021 call

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The next Innovation Voucher Programme call opens Monday 13 September until 15:00 on Friday 1 October 2021

Businesses can apply for a £5,000 Innovation Voucher to work with a public sector knowledge provider, for example, a university, a college or Institute of Technology (NI and ROI), on an innovation project.

The voucher allows you to access the skills and expertise of these providers to help you create or improve products and services.

Typical projects

Typical projects supported through Innovation Vouchers include:

  • helping to create or improve products, services or processes
  • access to specialist expertise on new materials
  • tapping into research and scientific expertise

You can use vouchers to resolve a specific business issue, particularly if you don't have the expertise, technology or facilities to deal with it.

Find out what a Voucher can and cannot be used for (PDF, 537K).

Apply online for Innovation Vouchers

To apply, you must complete Invest NI's online application form.

Before you apply, you should read the guidance for applicants (PDF, 502K) and download a sample application form (PDF, 1.3MB) from the Invest NI website.

Find a Knowledge Provider partner for your project.

The deadline for applications is 15:00 on Friday 1 October 2021.

First published 8 September 2021

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