Enterprise Europe Network Northern Ireland

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the biggest innovation and business development network in the world.

The EEN in Northern Ireland is hosted by Invest NI. We provide local businesses with specialist innovation support to develop ideas and projects, enabling innovative companies to grow and scale.

We can help companies:

  • Implement effective innovation management processes
  • Access funding and finance
  • Select, test, develop and launch your best new ideas
  • Achieve rapid commercialisation and scaling
  • Create profit and value

Businesses will receive bespoke, one-to-one support, to develop their business by exploring different perspectives on products, services, markets, customers and processes.

Mentoring support

Innovative businesses can access five days of fully funded coaching and mentoring support to help managers identify and overcome pain points and barriers to commercialisation or growth.

Our mentoring support will help answer your questions such as:

  • I have an innovative business idea that I'd like to explore - can you help me?
    Yes. There are a number of steps you need to take to implement a good business idea. We can help you select, test, develop and commercialise your best ideas so that your business can create value for you and your customers.
  • I have technical knowledge, but I'm not an experienced business person. How can I turn my idea into a business?
    We can walk you through this process in a focused workshop session where you can learn to test different strategies and develop new business models.
  • Where can I get up-to-date market information for my business idea and research its potential?
    We can help you access the latest market information and insights through our Business Information Centre.
  • Is it possible to work with another organisation to develop my product or service?
    Partnership and collaboration is common when developing products and services. Through our international networks we can search for contacts for you.
  • Is there any funding or support available to help me develop my idea or project?
    Yes. There are many different funding streams available locally, nationally and internationally. We can help to find the best support for your needs.

Who is eligible?

This support is available to all businesses in Northern Ireland.

How to apply

Contact us or alternatively call our Business Support Team on 0800 181 4422 or visit to find out more about the Enterprise Europe Network.

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0800 181 4422


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