£5,000 funding for SMEs to work with an expert from a university, college or other public sector research body bringing new knowledge to help businesses innovate, develop and grow.
SMEs may apply with the exception of those engaged in transport or primary agriculture. Medium sized enterprises must not have received assistance through Invest NI’s R&D programme in the past five years. There are a number of areas of activity that are excluded from voucher support e.g. buying equipment, standard training, website optimisation and standard app development.
Typical projects supported include ideas for new or improved products, processes and services, access to information and expertise on new materials and tapping into research and scientific expertise. There are four calls for voucher applications per year.