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Helping Your Business Innovate


Innovation is critical for Northern Ireland’s success; Belfast Met delivers various programmes financed by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and Invest NI which help businesses embrace innovation. Belfast Met’s Support for Business team work closely with companies to provide guidance on innovative concepts, tailored training and technical mentoring to achieve an advanced level in adopting and embracing innovation.

InnovateUs is a fully funded skills development programme which offers a unique, tailored training solution for small businesses. Funded by the DfE, the programme's aim is to deliver bespoke training solutions that encourage and enable a business to bring an idea to the market through new product, service or process development.

Through the programme, our team of skilled lecturers provide between 10-60 hours of fully funded training to companies with fewer than 50 employees. A member of the Support for Business team will meet with you to discuss your company’s needs, complete a short skills audit and develop a bespoke training plan to be delivered to your employees.

Training solutions are available in a wide range of skill areas, for example, Belfast Met has provided bespoke training solutions around software development, 3D CAD, materials and textile manufacturing, product prototyping and composites moulding. The scope is wide - what skills do your company need to innovate and grow?

Following the September 2020 announcement from the Department for the Economy social enterprises are now eligible for this funded programme.

Benefits to Employers

  • Training designed to meet the needs of your business
  • Flexible training delivery, either in your workplace or in the College
  • Increased innovation and growth within your business
  • Opportunity to acquire accredited qualifications & a more productive, skilled workforce


Did You Know?

At Belfast Met we also work with businesses to support innovation through the Connected programme. Through this initiative we deliver projects supporting New Product Design and Development and Emerging Technologies. We also run a range of events and webinars throughout the year to support businesses.


Contact Us

If you have a particular opportunity you would like to discuss or wish to engage with any of our programmes, please do not hesitate to contact our Support for Business Team:
 Email:                      Tel:                       Twitter:
 [email protected]   028 9026 5069    @e3_belfastmet 


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