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The project is supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)


Deadline for project funding applications - limited spaces available!

Companies in the manufacturing or tradeable services sectors can apply now for funding of up to €150k from Co-Innovate. Your business must have an innovative idea for a new product or service and already have a strategic partner identified to make this project happen. Companies must be based in Northern Ireland, the border counties of Ireland or western Scotland.

All projects must commence by the 31st March 2020.

The current deadline for applications is Friday 17th January 2020. To apply click here.

Please note, Brexit will not affect the funding available for this programme.

Target sectors:

Applications are especially sought from but not limited to Co-Innovate's 3 priority sectors listed below:

  1. Renewable energy
  2. Life and health science
  3. Agri-food & tech

Up to €150,000 support for businesses

  • Are you an SME in the Manufacturing or Tradeable Services sectors?
  • Are you located in Northern Ireland, the border counties of Ireland or Western Scotland?
  • Do you have a new product or service you want to bring to life?

Would you like to work in partnership with a cross-border company you already know to develop your new product? If you would, then please register your interest here.

Support for business-to-business partnerships

Have you got a great idea to develop an innovative product or service, but it is just too big for your company to manage alone? Do you lack some of the skills or funding to make the idea a reality?

Co-Innovate’s Business to Business programme can provide your business with the opportunity to form a strategic cross-regional Research & Innovation partnership to accelerate product development and improve your business's competitiveness.

All partnerships must have at least one partner based in ROI’s border counties and one partner based in NI/Western Scotland. Click here to view more.

Business-to-business partnerships:

If your business has an innovative idea with strong commercial potential and has found a strategic partner to help make the idea happen, this programme can help.

Co-Innovate is looking for ambitious businesses across the island to collaborate and form a strategic innovation partnership with another company to get great products and services off the ground. Companies that take part in Co-Innovate can benefit from pooling their expertise and resources to bring their innovations to market faster than if working alone.


Funding available:

Funding up to €150,000 (up to 50% match funded) per Business to Business Partnership is available to support your 24-month project.

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