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Business schemes available - 186

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Extended Reality (XR) Hub

Support businesses in new creative technologies. Support development, upskilling, and general advice.

North West Regional College

Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe)

The ICURe programme explores the commercial application and potential of UK research.

Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Innovate UK

Scaling the Edge

Fully funded eight-week programme helping existing small and medium-sized enterprises to accelerate their new product and process innovations through value proposition design, business model canvas design, business ideas testing, and market engagement.

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

CEOs Connect

Exclusive peer-to-peer network supporting CEOs of high-growth potential innovation companies in Northern Ireland as they scale and grow.


Inbound Investors

Tailored expert support to help businesses secure investment at the annual Inbound Investors event.



An opportunity to provide a work placement to a young person to help bring diversity to entrepreneurship.


Catalyst Schools

Catalyst Schools enables meaningful collaboration between businesses and schools through joint school-business initiatives to support the next generation of innovators.


Role Models

Support for individuals who may come across barriers in entrepreneurship to show that anyone can become an entrepreneur.


Hello Possible

Entrepreneurial workshops for female and/or non-degree holders to steer them through the process of identifying problems and exploring possible viable solutions.


SWEF Enterprise Fund

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for young entrepreneurs who are running a business or planning to start one soon.

Community Foundation Northern Ireland