“NEWS: Techstart Ventures is launching in Scotland soon! To register your interest contact us at info@techstart.vc

£75k Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Techstart Ventures has partnered with Digital Catapult, Seagate Technology and Smart Nano NI, forming the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge.

The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge is inviting innovative Northern Ireland start-ups and SMEs to submit ideas for new technology solutions to solve manufacturing challenges and join Digital Catapult's latest Smart Nano Accelerator Programme.

Up to 10 companies will be selected to join the 16 week accelerator programme. The participants will gain expert technical support in developing their concept with 1-2-1 mentoring, innovation workshops, and access to testbeds such as 5G, Photonics and Immersive. Following the completion of the programme, the participating Northern Ireland-based companies will have the opportunity to compete for a £75,000 grant from Techstart Ventures to continue to develop their business idea. This grant will be funded through Techstart's Proof of Concept Grant Fund.

Applications for the Accelerator Programme are NOW OPEN. The Accelerator Programme will take place from January 2024 to April 2024.

For more information on the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge, including Terms and Conditions, Application Process and FAQs, please visit Digital Catapult's Competition Page here.