The Innovative Vouchers Programme is intended to build links between public Knowledge Providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community’s approach to innovation.
Each voucher is worth £5,000 if partnering with a Knowledge Provider in Northern Ireland and the equivalent in Euros if partnering with a Knowledge Provider in the Republic of Ireland.
The vouchers can be used for any kind of innovation such as:
- New product/process development.
- New business model development.
- New service delivery and customer interface.
- New service development.
- Tailored training in innovation management.
- Innovation/technology audit.
All small enterprises that are registered companies in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply. A small enterprise is defined as a company with fewer than 50 employees and has either an annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total not exceeding €10 million.
The new call is open from Mon 13th June until 3pm on Friday 1st July.
Further info, application form etc at www.investni.com/innovation