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Catalyst Inc

Catalyst Inc, formarly Northern Ireland Science Park, with campuses in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, is a peer-driven network providing focus and support for knowledge-based entrepreneurs, investors and global corporations, CONNECT suite of programmes and successful HALO Business Angel Network.

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HALO

HALO

Halo is the Northern Ireland Business Angel Network. It is a joint initiative of Invest Northern Ireland and Intertrade Ireland and delivered by the NI Science Park. Halo facilitates the investment of private capital in companies that are either based in Northern Ireland or have a significant presence there.

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NIACE - Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering

Northern Ireland Advanced Composites Engineering

The Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) is a technology hub for the research and development of advanced engineering and advanced materials technologies across a range of industrial sectors.
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Institute of Physics in Ireland

The Institute of Physics in Ireland

The Institute of Physics in Ireland (IOPI) is part of the Institute of Physics, which is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all.

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NESTA

NESTA

Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. It aims to boost innovative potential – to help individuals and organisations design and grow better ideas, which can improve the quality of many peoples’ lives.

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Innovate UK

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board. It’s a government body which funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

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Department for the Economy

DfE’s goal is “to grow a dynamic, innovative economy”. The Department plays a crucial role in formulating and delivering economic development policy in terms of Enterprise, Social Economy, Innovation, Energy, Telecoms, and Tourism in Northern Ireland. In addition, the Department has responsibility for ensuring a modern regulatory framework to support business and protect consumers. The Department also aims to promote learning and skills, to prepare people for work and to support the economy by promoting economic, social and personal development through high quality learning, research and skills training and by helping people into employment and promote good employment practices.

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Invest NI

Invest NI

As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. It does this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

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CAFRE - College of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Enterprise

College of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Enterprise

CAFRE is an integral part of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Developments Service Delivery Group. The College supports the Agri-Food sector through industry training, knowledge & technology transfer, benchmarking and business development planning.

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NIBEC

NIBEC

NIBEC – the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre is a well established world-class research complex at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus. NIBEC represents a consolidation of research groups, associated with advanced material types used in medical devices, electronics, photonics, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, microfluidics, sensors, MEMS, optical and environmental devices. The centre is based within the Engineering Research Institute (ERI).

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ECIT

ECIT

The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) was established in 2003 to commercialise world-class research and expertise in a variety of enabling digital communications technologies at the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry

NI Chamber is the network for business in Northern Ireland, enabling members to grow their organisation both locally and internationally and drive the development of the economy. It includes corporates, SMEs and micro businesses with membership coming across all sectors of business from manufacturing to agri-foods, services to high-tech and the professions.

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DETI - Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

Queens University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. Queen’s is among the top one per cent of global universities and is a UK top ten research-intensive university. Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.

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Ulster University

Ulster University is the second largest university in Ireland and has one of the highest further study and/or employment rates in the UK, with 95% of graduates being in work or undertaking further study six months after they have completed their degree. In the 2008 RAE 86% of research activity at the university was rated as being of international quality, with 20% being classified as world-leading.

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Invest NI

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has around 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches. A community that recognises, values and adequately rewards the endeavours of those who are self employed and small business owners within the UK.

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DETI - Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903. As the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders, they are dedicated to supporting their members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

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Sentinus

Sentinus

Sentinus is a not for profit educational charity which works with schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland to deliver programmes which promote engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and support the development of young people by enhancing their essential life skills to more than 50,000 students annually..

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Colleges Northern Ireland

Colleges Northern Ireland

Colleges Northern Ireland is the membership body  for the six Further Education Colleges in Northern Ireland. It was established in 1997. CNI aims to support, represent and promote the colleges and positively impact upon their vital contribution to Northern Ireland’s economic and social well-being.

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