Digital Catapult is working alongside the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to run the Tenfold NetZero Accelerator Programme in Northern Ireland
This pilot programme aims to begin the development of an innovation ecosystem and to identify up to six challenges from organisations within sectors under DAERA’s remit that would benefit from innovative digital solutions and take them to the proof of concept stage.
The programme has been designed specifically for businesses to solve some of the industrial challenges that are inhibiting the drive towards NetZero in their sector.
Participants are invited from the following sectors in NI:
- marine and fisheries
- rural affairs
Challenge owners will be invited to scope and define their business challenge in a wide range of areas.
As part of the programme, challenge owners will work collaboratively with innovative technical solution providers recruited through an open call to tackle these industry challenges, as well as technologists from Digital Catapult.
Together, they will develop proof of concepts as a first step to addressing the defined challenges, utilising a range of advanced digital technologies including 5G and Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning and virtual and augmented reality technology.
Industry partners must each be able to contribute £20,000 of funding towards the development of the solution to their challenge.
If you’re interested in becoming a challenge owner or finding out more about this opportunity, contact Sue.McGuire@digicatapult.org.uk.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 January 2024.
Find out more about the Tenfold NetZero Challenge Accelerator Programme