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Latest News - November 2021

COVID-19 Business and Financial Planning Support Programme 2021-22 for tourism industry

[Closed to applications] This Tourism NI scheme provides advisory support to assist in the development of business and financial recovery plans

Business directory for social enterprises

Get your social enterprise listed in the new Northern Ireland Social Enterprise Database

Innovate UK EDGE Pitchfest: Get investment ready

Apply to access comprehensive pitch training with expert trainers and receive ongoing bespoke support

Free support programmes for Newry, Mourne and Down businesses

Free support programmes for businesses in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area

Destination Zero innovation challenge

Competition for young people to pitch their ideas and innovations to help tackle climate change

Prepare for new bans on F-gases

Details of 2022 bans on certain types of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) in refrigeration equipment

Start Up Energy Transition Award 2022

Startups working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change can gain global recognition

Sustainable Smart Factory competition

Up to £20m for digital innovation projects to improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories

COVID Recovery Kick Start Programme for tourism businesses

[Closed to applications] New scheme to drive innovation, sustainability and competitiveness amongst tourism businesses as the industry recovers from the pandemic

Green Economy Support Programme for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

This programme aims to support micro and small businesses in the area to reduce their carbon footprint

Design Bites: Design great content for your online platforms

Take a deep dive into specific types of content and where they work best at this Invest NI webinar

Global Business Innovation Programme to SXSW 2022

Apply for a chance to explore future tech opportunities at the SXSW conference in Austin, USA

Get a sustainability report for your business

Support to gauge environmental performance across areas such as raw materials, energy, carbon, packaging, biodiversity and waste

Consultation on new Road Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland

Views sought on a new strategy to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries across our roads network

Consultation on draft Environment Strategy

Views sought on a vision for the future of Northern Ireland’s environment and the Executive’s role in dealing with the challenges we face

Increase to NI Carrier Bag Levy announced

The Carrier Bag Levy charge in Northern Ireland will increase from 5 pence to 25 pence from 1 April 2022

Consultation: Northern Ireland Food Strategy Framework

Have your say on a new strategic approach for food in Northern Ireland - respond by 19 November 2021

New DAERA Grants and Funding Hub

Find grants and funding supporting local farming, fisheries, rural business, communities and environmental NGOs with a new tool from DAERA

EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan: digital industrial collaborations

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £865,000 to fund collaborative research and development projects focused on industrial research

Biomedical Catalyst 2021: round 2 competition

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes

Online workshop: Emerging digital tools and technologies for small businesses

Explore a range of digital tools that can help every business deliver a bigger impact, more sales and better customer service

Consultation: Artificial Intelligence and IP - copyright and patents

The government has launched a consultation on how the intellectual property (IP) rights of patents and copyright should deal with artificial intelligence (AI)