Helix Innovation Partnerships Ltd has a proven track record in promoting, managing and delivering large scale innovation programmes on behalf of Public Sector Bodies.
FUSION is a cross-border technology transfer initiative that gives companies access to the wealth of R&D expertise and facilities in our universities and colleges across the island or Ireland, allowing them to make strategic advances in innovation capacity and capability. FUSION develops and facilitates partnerships between companies with a technology need on one side of the border, and colleges or universities that can provide the required expertise on the other side. A high calibre graduate is then employed by the company to spearhead a project.
Please see http://www.intertradeireland.com/fusion/ for more information on FUSION.
The Co-Innovate Programme supports manufacturing and tradable services SMEs in Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland, and Western Scotland with export potential. The programme provides innovation education and capability support tailored to meet the needs of all participating organisations. It has the primary aim to increase the number of businesses actively participating in cross-border, transnational or interregional research and innovation projects.
Please see https://co-innovateprogramme.eu/ for more information on each strand of Co-Innovate.
The InterTradeIreland IMPACT Programme facilitates cross border innovation collaborations that solve industry challenges within the Life Science, Advanced Manufacturing and Bio-economy segments. This is achieved through expert networking, business model evolution and partnership funding to help SME?s innovate to deliver customer-led solutions that will drive future growth and deliver economic benefits for all, across the island of Ireland.
ICURe is a programme of commercialisation support for teams of academic researchers wishing to explore the commercial potential of their research. It aims to improve commercial awareness amongst academic personnel, to develop and enhance the entrepreneurial skills of early career researchers, and to strengthen links between academic and industrial communities. ICURe ensures that the academic community is primed for the demands of research translation and as such, contributes to bridging the gaps between research, innovation and commercialisation.
Please see https://www.nxnwpartners.org/ for more information on ICURe.
EIT Food is a knowledge and innovation community established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT). As one of the largest food-related initiatives worldwide, EIT Food wants Europe to lead a global revolution in food innovation and production, improve nutrition and make food systems more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted. The key aim of the EIT Food Seedbed Pre-Accelerator programme is to teach teams from early stage companies within the agri-food Sector across Europe on Lean start-up methodologies including developing and testing a business model canvas by performing customer discovery through speaking with potential customers.