Businesses* in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can apply for vouchers worth up to £4,000/€5,000 to enable them to access Ulster’s expertise and facilities.
The Innovation Voucher Scheme, run by Invest NI and Enterprise Ireland, is designed to help you tap into specialist knowledge to develop forward-thinking solutions or ideas to expand, improve or create new products, services and processes. You do not need to be an Invest NI or Enterprise Ireland client company to apply.
The University of Ulster is the largest provider of Innovation Vouchers in Northern Ireland having delivered over 300 projects. The key is listening to the business and really understanding their needs and matching those needs to the appropriate expertise within Ulster.
If you’re interested in applying for an Innovation Voucher we would suggest you visit the Invest NI/ Enterprise Ireland website (details below) where you’ll find further details on the types of projects that would be applicable, eligibility, call dates and an application form.
You can also contact Kerry Patterson, Business Development Manager at University of Ulster. Kerry is responsible for Innovation Vouchers within Ulster and can help you identify the relevant expertise within the university that you could access to support your application. You can also access details of Ulster’s expertise and facilities in the Directory of Expertise and Specialist Facilities and Equipment sections.
If you are already in receipt of a voucher, contact Kerry Patterson who will assist you in matching your requirements to the appropriate expert and will oversee the project from initial introduction to final report.
Kerry Patterson, Business Development Manager
T: 028 9036 8603
Case Studies– visit our case studies section to find out how other businesses have benefitted from innovation vouchers and working with University of Ulster.
* In Northern Ireland – SMEs .
In ROI – small (less than 50 employees only) registered companies.
See Invest NI and Enterprise Ireland websites for more details.