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Funding opportunities and competitions

A range of funding opportunities and competitions are available through Invest NI, Innovate UK, the Small Business Research Initiative and Horizon 2020. Invest NI Invest NI Innovation Vouchers What…


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Building a Sustainable Business using Open Data

Anaeko's Open Data Business Model mini-pitch competition invites entrepreneurs, students, technologists, graduates and industry professionals to identify an opportunity to monetise open data. In…


£25m Innovate UK Smart Grants

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing or disruptive R&D innovations which have significant potential to impact on the UK…


Open Data Fund

Open Data Fund - £30,000 funding available

The Department of Finance has opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. Awards of between £300 and up to £5,000 are available to fund the development of apps or…


£90K space data analytics funding

£90K of funding is available through a Small Business Research Initiative competition for new space data analytics projects. The Department of Health (DoH) Northern Ireland funding is intended for…


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£19m electrification project funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £19 million of Innovate UK funding to develop supply chain processes that will help to deliver electrification in the UK. The UK will need to switch to…


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£55m Energy Project Funding

A number of Innovate UK funding opportunities are available for energy projects. 1. Energy Catalyst Round 7 - £22m Energy Catalyst is focused on the needs of poor households, businesses and services…


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£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…