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Ireland's whiskey heritage, anchored by centuries of distilling acumen in Northern Ireland, is experiencing a renaissance, with the spirit's global sales forecasted to double in the next decade.
The food and drink industry in Northern Ireland is valued at £7bn; it’s a progressive industry, focused on original products which are exported to over 70 countries.
In the fast-changing landscape of business, investing in Research and Development (R&D) and innovation is not merely a choice; it is a strategic necessity to achieve sustained growth and competitiveness. As the Director of Innovation and R&D at Invest Northern Ireland, I am convinced of the transformative power that innovation holds for businesses, and the pivotal role innovation plays in the growth of our economy.
Increasingly, consumers look to brand values and ethics as part of their purchasing decisions. They consider issues of sustainability, inclusivity and social impact alongside more traditional elements such as price and quality. Those businesses that are focused on the green economy or are working to ensure their products are accessible to everyone have an inbuilt competitive advantage.
In the competitive world of fintech, Northern Ireland is a leading global hub, earning worldwide recognition for its fintech ecosystem. The region's strategic blend of home-grown innovators and major international financial services companies has positioned us at the forefront of the industry's recent growth.
Ethna McNamee writes in this week's Ulster Herald about how our Western Regional Office supports businesses across Fermanagh & Omagh, Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid Ulster District Council areas. These areas are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, manufacturing, thriving agricultural sector and ambitious life & health sciences and construction companies.
Companies looking for a foothold in both the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) markets should take a close look at Northern Ireland, which has unfettered tariff-free access to both.
In the realm of space technology innovation, Northern Ireland stands as a unique region where industry and academia seamlessly collaborate. Our dynamic landscape, flexible, highly skilled workforce and rich history of engineering and technology excellence converge to propel us into the future of space exploration.
As Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023 comes to an end, our thoughts turn to the future of entrepreneurship and providing the type of support business founders need to succeed.
A feature showcasing a snapshot of some of the ways Invest NI has supported entrepreneurs since over recent years.
Engineering Innovation and Dual Market Access make Northern Ireland’s Agri-Solutions more attractive than ever
With centuries of tradition in farming and a rich heritage of agricultural innovation, Northern Ireland continues to serve as a proving-ground for modern, sustainable farming solutions.
Rachel Sankannawar from Invest Northern Ireland discusses the once-in-generation opportunity presented by the Green Economy.
This month, through the collaboration of the Department for Business & Trade, Invest Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Office, and with the support of countless business leaders from across Northern Ireland, the region was showcased on the global stage.
Launched in 2016, The NHS Clinical Entrepreneurship Programme (CEP) has proven to be a remarkable success in helping innovate and implement new initiatives within the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK).
Northern Ireland’s unrivalled engineering credentials, combined with its UK and European-leading technology credentials makes it an increasingly compelling proposition for governments and companies in the growing defence industry.
We published our 2022/23 performance figures last month which highlighted a successful year of growth and investment, demonstrating our commitment to driving economic prosperity across Northern Ireland.
Every £1 of our assistance contributed towards £7 of investment in the local economy.
To support Northern Ireland companies in China, Invest Northern Ireland undertook several research reports to inform and identify high potential opportunities in the region.
Patrick Dewar, Corporate Finance Executive at Invest Northern Ireland, explains how the agency’s Access to Finance scheme is providing essential funds for local businesses.
Building a regionally balanced economy requires a partnership approach and we work with a range of organisations to achieve this goal.