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Latest News - March 2024

All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Pitching Competition 2024

Pitch your innovative ideas to Women in Business NI's competition for a chance to win a share of £20,000 prize.

New limits for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments from 6 April 2024

Increase in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases.

GBIP in India: Urban systems

Join Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme to explore urban systems opportunities in India.

Consultation on design of the hydrogen and CCUS supply chain fund

Call for input on the £960 million Green Industries Growth Accelerator to support clean energy supply chains across the UK.

New statutory payment rates for 2024-25

New rates for statutory payments in force from April 2024.

GBIP in Australia: Critical mineral uses for the battery supply chain

Join Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme to explore critical minerals and clean transport opportunities in Australia.

Apply for the 2024 Geovation Awards

Showcase the geospatial impact of your innovations and projects and gain global recognition for your impactful work.

Consultation: Corporate Performance Improvement Objectives for Mid Ulster

Views are sought on the proposed objectives for 2024-25.

Grants for youth action on climate change

Grants of up to £40,000 for eligible organisations working with children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Innovation Loans Future Economy competition: round 14

SMEs can apply for loan funding for innovative late-stage research and development projects with strong commercial potential.

Belfast Tech Employment Academy

Belfast City Council is seeking employer sponsorship for cohort 4 of their Technology Employment Academy.

2024 Women in Tech Awards

Final call for entries to NI's 2024 Women in Tech Awards which recognise and celebrate women who innovate, challenge and embrace technology.

Consultation: introducing a UK carbon border adjustment mechanism

Views sought on proposals for the design and administration of the UK carbon border adjustment mechanism from 1 January 2027.

WWCode CONNECT 2024: Thrive in Tech

Network, learn and get inspired on 16 May 2024 at this global virtual career and technical event from Women Who Code.

All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme 2024-25

Programme for aspiring heritage skills craftspeople to work on historic buildings and sites throughout the island.

Rural Regeneration and Social Inclusion funding

Funding for projects to create a more cohesive society through an increased provision of shared space and services in rural areas.

Health Tech Spring conference

Hosted by the Health Innovation and Research Alliance NI, Health Tech Spring is a two-day conference taking place in Belfast on 29 and 30 April 2024.

Flooding Hardship Scheme

Additional flood support scheme for businesses not previously eligible for the £7,500 payment or the Enhanced Flood Support Scheme.

Shared Island Bioeconomy Demonstration Initiative 2024

New funding initiative to support bioeconomy piloting and demonstration actions across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Regenerative Hospitality Summit

Ulster University is co-hosting the first Regenerative Hospitality Summit, which will take place from 5 to 8 May 2024 in Transylvania, Romania.

GBIP in Singapore: Medtech and diagnostics

Join Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme to explore medtech and diagnostics opportunities in Singapore.

Digital Innovation Fund Call 3: Rapid Demonstrators

Grant funding of up to £50,000 per project is available to help manufacturing businesses with sensor installation, data analysis, and more.