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Proof of Concept grants now open

23 September 2019

Proof of Concept Grants have re-opened for applications

The Techstart Proof of Concept Grant Fund is a pre-commercial grant awarding fund. On a competitive basis, the fund supports entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland with grants to explore the viability and commercial potential of an innovative concept.

The grant funding comes in the form of a:

  • Concept Grant - up to £10,000
  • Concept Plus Grant - up to £35,000

Both grants are currently open for application.

To apply for a grant, you must:

  • be a sole trader, partnership or limited company
  • have an innovative/novel concept to prove
  • be resident (or registered if applying as a company) in Northern Ireland

See full criteria to apply for a Proof of Concept Grant.

The deadlines for applications are:

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 17:00 for the Concept Grant
  • Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 17:00 for the Concept Plus Grant

All eligible applicants will be invited to a Pitch Session with Techstart.

Find out more about the Proof of Concept Grant Fund and how to apply.