Our support under the Boosting Business through R&D theme is designed to help you ensure your business remains competitive and grows its market share.
With our help, you can invest in new products, services and processes, use design to improve your business performance, gain a better understanding of the technical, legislative and intellectual property issues you may face and access collaborative networks to access new business opportunities that might otherwise be beyond your reach.
New to R&D
The current R&D Call for applications is now open and ends on 19th April 2012. We are inviting applications from any small or medium sized business in Northern Ireland who have an idea for a new product or process that could help grow their business. We can give you up to £50,000 to:
investigate or plan your idea;
make and test a prototype;
experiment and refine your design; and
intellectual property costs.
Other Areas of Support
As part of the range of measures available under Boosting Business, we can offer you support for R&D activities and help you to mitigate risk when developing new products and getting them to market. You can also choose from: