R&D

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

If you are a small or medium sized business in Northern Ireland who has an idea for a new product or process that could help grow your 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.

Click here to find out more about qualifying for this support.

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:

Click through to the area you are interested in, complete our short enquiry form or call us on 0800 181 4422 to find out how Invest NI can help your business.

Success Stories

  • JF McKenna: Boosting Business through R+D
  • Farmvet Systems: Boosting Business through R&D
  • Whale: Boosting Business through R&D
  • FM Environmental: Boosting Business through Exports
  • SRS Finlay: Boosting Business through Exports
  • H&J Martin: Boosting Business through Exports
  • Creative Composites: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • Fireglass Direct: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • Landscape Centre: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • Yardmaster International: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Opt2Vote: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Nuprint Technologies: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Maxwell Concrete: Boosting Business through Technology
  • Suki Tea: Boosting Business through Technology
  • Waste Systems: Boosting Business through Technology