SERC is dedicated to providing targeted business innovation support with the aim of enhancing business growth and competitiveness. Our wide-ranging expertise covers diverse sectors, including green technologies, construction innovation, digital and creative technologies, engineering and manufacturing, lean manufacturing, food innovation, and tourism development. We understand the unique needs of businesses and offer a diverse set of innovation programs designed to assist your enterprise in moving up the innovation ladder.

Our mission is to empower your business to reach its full potential and stay competitive in today's ever-evolving market landscape.

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Do you have an innovative idea for your business, but require mentoring assistance to make it a reality? This fully funded Department for the Economy (DfE) programme can provide up to 60 hours of specialist mentoring across a variety of areas. You can read full details here

Innovation Vocuhers - 5K Vouchers

Innovation Vocuhers

What could a £5,000 Innovation Voucher do for your business?

Do you have an innovation project that could lead to the development of a new or improved product, service, business model, or process? Will it create value in your business, produce new profits or help grow the business? If so, then an Innovation Voucher could help support this.

Intertrade Ireland Innovation Boost - Provides expertise to bring your ideas to reality

Innovation Boost

Funded by InterTradeIreland, Innovation Boost helps companies fund a high calibre science, engineering or technology graduate, as well as partnering you with a third level institution with relevant expertise.

The graduate is employed by you and is based in your company throughout the project (12 – 18 months) with mentoring from the academic partner and InterTradeIreland Innovation Boost consultant.

Contact the Business Services team at SERC to find out more:

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide activity that helps businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills residing within universities, colleges, and research organisations. The three essential elements are:

  • Transfer of technology or strategic management expertise from the knowledge base to the company.
  • Provision of industry-based training and experience for graduates.
  • Enhanced levels of research and teaching in the College.

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Connected gives companies of all sizes across NI access to the full range of services available from your local colleges and universities including research, product development, knowledge exchange, innovation and training.

A funded Connected innovation project can help you take advantage of our expertise, research capability and industry standard equipment and facilities to bring real and measurable benefits to your business.

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