Businesses can apply for a £5,000 Innovation Voucher to work with a public sector knowledge provider on an innovation project

The voucher allows you to access the skills and expertise of universities, colleges or Institutes of Technology in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to help you create or improve products and services.

Typical projects

Typical projects supported through Innovation Vouchers include:

  • helping to create or improve products, services or processes
  • access to specialist expertise on new materials
  • tapping into research and scientific expertise

You can use vouchers to resolve a specific business issue, particularly if you don’t have the expertise, technology or facilities to deal with it.

Find out what a Voucher can and cannot be used for (PDF, 537K).

Apply online for Innovation Vouchers

To apply, you must complete Invest NI’s online application form.

Before you apply, you should read the guidance for applicants (PDF, 502K) and download a sample application form (PDF, 1.3MB) from the Invest NI website.

Find a Knowledge Provider partner for your project.

The deadline for applications is 15:00 on Friday 27 May 2022.