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Latest News - April 2022

SBRI Rail Demonstrations: First of a Kind 2022

Apply for a share of £7.6 million in funding to create more reliable and greener railways

Energy Catalyst international brokerage trip to Indonesia

Opportunity for innovative UK-based SMEs to explore energy access markets in Indonesia

Guidance for businesses wanting to offer help to Ukraine

UK businesses can get involved in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war and to send requested aid to the country

Innovation programme for Ballymena based businesses

4i Innovation Programme opens to applications in May to help Ballymena businesses become more agile and innovate

NI Tourism Conference 2022

Conference to explore innovation and sustainability in the tourism industry in Northern Ireland

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges from April 2022

Non-domestic water and sewerage charges increase from 1 April 2022

Voice For Locals initiative

A small business programme personalised for local businesses to help them recover, rebuild and rebound from post-COVID challenges

Engineering and technology startup competition

Support aimed at identifying and supporting the next generation of high potential engineering and technology entrepreneurs

Automotive Transformation Fund Scale up Readiness Validation

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £15 million to validate readiness for scale up of net zero technologies and processes

Advanced Modular Reactor competition

Innovation funding to support the development and demonstration of High Temperature Gas Reactor technology in the UK

Energy Catalyst international brokerage trip to Malawi

Opportunity for ambitious SMES to explore energy access opportunities in Malawi and find potential innovation collaborators and partners

Manufacturing Month 2022

A celebration of local manufacturing resilience and excellence is happening this May with Manufacturing Month 2022

CEF Excellence Awards 2022

Construction businesses can enter in 22 categories and an additional 2 Judges Special Awards in this year's CEF Excellence Awards

Safety inspection programme for engineering businesses

HSENI Inspectors will be visiting engineering businesses across NI to ensure that proper controls are in place to manage health and safety

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Competitions

Development and capital funding for businesses undertaking projects in the UK for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities

Rural Business Development Grant Scheme 2022

Grant aid for rural micro businesses of 50 per cent up to the value of £4,999 for the purchase of capital equipment to remain sustainable

Rate bills to issue from 21 April 2022

Rate bills for 2022-23 will begin to be sent out to businesses from 21 April 2022

JobApplyNI free service for employers

If you are looking to recruit new staff, you can sign up to the JobApplyNI website to post your vacancies online

All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2022

Apply for a chance to win your share of the €300,000 Seedcorn cash prize fund for start-ups and early-stage businesses

Webinar: Cyber resilience exercising tool

Businesses are invited to register for NCSC's 'heightened threat' Digital Loft session on Tuesday 12 April 2022

Green Innovation Challenge Fund pilot launched

Businesses can apply for project funding to solve challenges of moving to a net zero energy system while delivering growth and jobs for NI

GBIP in India: Urban systems

Opportunity for UK businesses interested in strengthening ties with India in urban systems