Applications are now open for Northern Ireland SMEs to join this 8-week innovation programme
Funded by the Department for the Economy, Innovate UK and Queen’s University Belfast, Scaling the Edge 10X is an intensive programme to support innovation driven businesses in Northern Ireland to validate and accelerate their ideas into scalable products and services.
As part of the programme, a team of experts will work closely with participants using Strategyzer’s Lean methodology to define clear value propositions, winning business models and use modern digital testing methodologies.
This approach helps gather rapid and accurate market feedback on the likely success of a business idea. It also de-risks the chances of market failure, increases speed to market and clearly identifies key target markets.
Applications are now open for Autumn cohort which will begin with a 2-day online bootcamp on 4 and 5 October 2023.
Who can apply?
NI-based SMEs and early-stage start-ups from all sectors can apply for a chance to:
- learn from seasoned innovation and commercialisation experts
- get up to £5,000 for market testing and idea validation
- get up to four ‘seats’ per team
- upskill and incentivise staff and change innovation culture
- cut time to market and improve bottom line
- find funding opportunities with partners including Innovate UK
Applications from under-represented groups (including companies with female-led project teams and companies located outside of the greater Belfast area) are particularly welcome. Companies developing net zero, AI and deep tech innovations are encouraged to apply.
Find more information on Scaling the Edge 10X programme