Is your business innovating?

Complete the Innovation Assessment to access help to successfully commercialise and implement your ideas.

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Innovation assessment

The information you provide in your online assessment will help us to identify the key activities you need to carry out against the four steps of our Innovation Framework. We will then provide you with the most appropriate innovation advice and support to help you successfully commercialise or implement your idea.

Our support may include:

  • Direct innovation advice and guidance from an innovation specialist
  • Signposting to sources of innovation-led funding
  • Exclusive access to innovation workshops or webinars
  • Continued support and mentoring throughout your innovation journey
  • Advice on applying for innovation related support

Your business may also receive recognition from the Department for the Economy.

Completing your assessment

You will need to create an account with Innovate NI when starting the assessment for the first time. The assessment will take around 20 minutes to complete and all the questions are mandatory unless indicated.

Complete the form using one innovation idea only, and make sure that your idea aligns with Innovate NI's definition of innovation, "A novel idea that is new to both the business and the wider market. This novel idea will lead to the development of a new or improved product, service, business model, or process which will create value in the business, producing new profits or business growth."

Make sure you explain the following in detail:

  • How your idea adds value to your business.
  • How your idea clearly differs from what other are offering.
  • How you will or did evaluate and test your idea.
  • If introducing new digital technology, how did this change or improve your services or business model to add value to your business.

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