Boy playing with a sparkler type of firework on contemporary bridge, white and lilac glow

'Playable' streets £30,000 IoT challenge

We’re running a two-phase competition for innovative companies to explore how we can use our new Things Connected IoT network to re-imagine our city centre. (Closed 27 July 2018.) Over the last…


£145,000 Internet of Things funding

We have been funded to deploy a free-to-use LORAWAN network across the region. The Things Connected NI network will provide the basic infrastructure for local businesses to experiment, design and…


Daytime harbour and docklands Belfast

€230,000 SBIR challenge: Last mile urban freight

€230,000 challenge for companies interested in working with us and other partners to find new ways to enhance the efficiency of commercial goods deliveries in both urban centres. Phase one of this…


Rise Sculpture at broadway roundabout in Belfast, a huge white sphere within a sphere

£11.5 Million full fibre investment

Belfast is to receive £11.5 million from the government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund to boost the city's digital connectivity. The funding will allow us to install an extensive…


Adolescent girl and boy walking toward parkland

£50,000 SBRI challenge: Managing open spaces

Belfast’s parks and public space make a significant contribution to the quality of life of our citizens and are an immensely attractive feature of the city. We are launching an SBRI challenge for…