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Latest News - November 2023

Reform of the R&D tax relief system

The UK government has announced significant reforms to its research and development (R&D) tax credit system.

Investment Fund for Northern Ireland

The fund offers two different commercial finance options of loans ranging from £25,000 to £2 million and equity investments up to £5 million.

Seed Fund Programme for Causeway Coast and Glens

Budding entrepreneurs can apply for a business start-up seed fund bursary of up to £1,000.

Changes to UK company law

How does the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act impact your company and your responsibilities?

Autumn Statement 2023

How does the Autumn Statement 2023 affect Northern Ireland businesses?

Explore industry solutions for smart manufacturing

Register to join this event in Dungannon to hear about the latest data-driven technologies, industry solutions and success stories.

Minimum wage rates increase from 1 April 2024

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase from 1 April 2024.

SBRI: Unlocking Space for Business

Funding is available for innovative feasibility studies fusing terrestrial and satellite data for Transport & Logistics and Financial Services Sectors.

Sustainable Tourism Networks in Fermanagh and Omagh

Tourism businesses invited to participate in the new programme.

Funding for critical materials circular solutions

Apply for a share of up to £5.4 million for collaborative R&D projects focused on driving circularity in critical minerals.

SBRI: Zero Emission Generators

Apply for a share of £2 million to develop renewable integrated replacements for fossil fuel generators in Official Development Assistance countries.

Cyber Crime Centre warns of digital skimming

Businesses are urged to watch out for cyber threats targeting e-commerce in the run-up to the festive season.

New Creative Climate Charter launched

Creative Industries Council has published an ambitious new Charter urging the creative sector to use its collective resolve in tacking climate change.

Free course on ethical AI for creative industries

Apply for a place on this live training course with Innovate UK and the Alan Turing Institute, and learn to integrate ethical principles into your AI systems design.

Music Export Growth Scheme

Funding is available to help music SMEs grow their international profile in overseas markets – apply before 11:59pm on Monday 4 December 2023.

Start Up Energy Transition Awards 2024

Awards will recognise startups at the forefront of energy transition moving the world to a carbon-neutral future.

Belfast Music Heritage Programme

Organisations delivering music projects can apply for funding of up to £20,000.

Women in Business Awards 2024

Entrepreneurial and inspiring businesswomen throughout Northern Ireland are invited to apply for the 2024 awards.

Innovate UK agri-food accelerator

Apply now to join a small cohort of innovators looking to fast-track their agri-food ideas.

UK Space Conference 2023 in Belfast

Northern Ireland will play host to the 2023 UK Space Conference at the ICC Belfast from 21 to 23 November 2023.

Event to help employers promote more and better jobs for disabled people

Equality Commission event looks at the recruitment and selection process with best practice examples from local employers.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Enterprise Week 2023

The week-long programme is developed and delivered in partnership with local enterprise agencies.