Start your innovation journey today

If you have a small business idea, no matter how big or small, now is the time to grow it.

The Oil Market Journey (OMJ)

The Oil Market Journey (OMJ) is a data platform that keeps track of global oil markets for customers worldwide. 

Founded in Enniskillen in 1999, the OMJ now reaches customers from the Americas to Southeast Asia and has transformed itself from a faxed bulletin to a sophisticated suite of technologies. The OMJ credits this success in an ever-changing industry to continuous innovation.

Throughout its 25-year journey, the OMJ has revisited each step in the innovation framework—ideation, selection, development, and commercialisation.

Innovation Assessment

It's easy to take part in the Innovate NI Programme. Simply complete the assessment to discover where you are on the Innovation Framework today.

John Dunlop’s small idea created big change.

Dunlop didn't set out to change the world – he just wanted to make his son's tricycle more comfortable to ride. But, in the process, he invented the pneumatic tyre, which improved the speed and comfort of wheeled transport just as the motor car came into its own.

He followed four steps to bring his idea to life – ideation, selection, development, and commercialisation. We've brought these steps together into our Innovation Framework – a process you can follow to create real value through innovation. It's a great way to manage new ideas in your business and bring new products and services to market or establish new processes within your business. Our experts are on hand to help you each step of the way.

Innovation isn’t just about new products – it’s about developing new services and processes too. 

Perhaps you are innovating already, but you're not sure how innovative you are or have not told anyone about your innovations? Would you like to learn more about innovation strategy, product development, or ways to improve business efficiency?

Well, now is the time to complete our self-assessment to discover if you have completed any of the steps on the innovation framework. You'll get recognition for your efforts and get direction to progress to the next step, creating value for your business.

After you complete a step on our Innovation Framework, you’ll be awarded a corresponding recognition level (bronze, silver, gold or platinum) so you can share your progress
with the world.

To follow in the footsteps of businesses who are already innovating, read our case studies where Northern Ireland businesses reveal how they followed our innovation management framework to transform their business.

Begin your innovation journey today, from original idea to market success.

For more information, explore the Innovation Framework - a process for ideation, selection, development and commercialisation – and read our innovation case studies.