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Latest News - December 2023

21 Under 21 programme for Belfast entrepreneurs

This competition is designed to unearth, recognise, and fast-track 21 exceptional potential young entrepreneurs.

Women in Tech Conference 2024

Women in Business is hosting its annual conference for women in technology.

Smart Manufacturing Data Hub Academy

Access free learning resources to develop digital and data skills in your manufacturing business.

Funding for virtual networks of expertise in regulatory science

Collaborations of UK based organisations can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 to develop proposals for Regulatory Science and Innovation Networks in their area.

Electricity grid development plan consultation

Views sought by SONI on its Draft Transmission Development Plan for Northern Ireland 2023-2032.

Proof of Concept grants for novel business ideas

Apply for funding to explore the viability and commercial potential of your ground-breaking business ideas.

Employer opportunities for Mid Ulster businesses

A range of opportunities have been announced that will benefit Mid Ulster businesses.

Mid Ulster Jobs Fair employer opportunity

Local businesses in Mid Ulster that are currently recruiting can apply to exhibit at this February 2024 jobs and apprenticeships fair.

JobStart information session for employers

Online event to provide employers with information on how the JobStart scheme can benefit their business.

Non-Domestic Energy Retail Market review - Call for Input

Views sought on current regulations to protect non-domestic consumers and if changes are needed.

Employer guidance on Christmas parties and holidays

Guidance to help employers manage key workplace issues over the festive period including parties and holidays.

Go Succeed business support service launches

New support service from local councils in Northern Ireland can help you to start, grow or scale a business.

NCSC unveils new Cyber Incident Exercising scheme

The National Cyber Security Centre has launched its new Cyber Incident Exercising scheme to help enhance the UK's cyber resilience.

Safety Reboot 2024 to focus on collaboration

Construction companies urged to stop work for about 15 minutes to take time to focus on key areas of health and safety.

Free support for 3D factory simulation projects

Smart Manufacturing Data Hub is offering two weeks of free support to businesses aiming to revolutionise their manufacturing processes and facilities.

New guidance to drive secure innovation in the UK

UK tech startups are being urged to take action to protect their innovations, competitive advantage and reputation.

New service to facilitate subject access requests

The Information Commissioner's Office has introduced a new service to assist both individuals and businesses in the SARs process.

Innovate UK: 50 technologies set to reshape the future

New report identifies emerging technologies that Innovate UK believes will shape the business landscape.

Employer Led Upskilling Programme for Ards and North Down

A grant of up to £500 per employee is available for businesses interested in providing a workplace training initiative for their employees.

Self Assessment helpline to focus on priority queries

HM Revenue & Customs' Self Assessment helpline will focus on priority queries that can't be answered using their online services in the run-up to the Self Assessment deadline.

Go Succeed: Tourism Support Network for tourism businesses

This programme supports tourism businesses through masterclasses, mentoring, peer networking and a grant application of up to £4,000.

Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstration 2023-24

Businesses can apply for up to £50,000 to trial technology related to the production, conversion, distribution or end use of hydrogen.