There are two levels of funding within the Business Explorer programme. You can apply initially for Explore, which will give you access to specialist support through an academic or industry specialist to begin to explore the challenges within your business or the idea you would like to develop. You can progress from Explore to Plan to continue working with an academic or industry specialist to develop a plan to integrate the solution or new idea into your business.
Suitable for businesses who are beginning to consider exploring a solution for a current business challenge or are at the very early stages of design for a new product or process.
About the support
5 days of academic/specialist support:
- To explore current challenges within your business.
- To explore and draft a plan to begin to address the issues identified such as energy efficiency requirements, carbon zero plans, digitisation plans, product development, process development, use of Industry 4.0 for business improvement and innovative productivity solutions.
Next steps – Use draft plan/recommendations to begin to implement change and consider applying for further support through Business Explorer – Plan or InterTradeIreland’s Innovation Boost programme whatever the recommendation advises.
Funding available £5,000/€5,800 + VAT
Are You Eligible?
Check out our eligibility criteria for Business Explorer – Explore here.
If your business meets the criteria, please fill out an application form to work with an academic or industry specialist in the opposite jurisdiction to where your business is based.
If interested, register or contact Michelle Billham Michelle.Billham@