INVENT 2015 Opens

Feb 052015
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NISP CONNECT at the Northern Ireland Science Park has announced that the 2015 INVENT competition is now open.

One of the most useful door-opening opportunities for science and technology innovators in Northern Ireland, the 2015 search for the region’s inventions with the greatest commercial potential is seeking applications for innovations across six categories:

  • Creative Media and Consumer Internet
  • Agri-Food
  • Life and Health
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Enterprise Software

A prize fund of £33,000 is available, as well as a fast track on the Springboard support programme and an opportunity to take part in the Northern Ireland ‘Tech Mission’ to San Diego and San Francisco.

The closing date is 5th April 2015.

Full details are on the INVENT website at

Please note: applicants from HSC bodies should consult HSC Innovations well before submitting an application to ensure that intellectual property matters have been properly considered.

Update (18/2/2015): There is a briefing on this year’s event at the BBC in Belfast on 26th February. See for further information.

Update (5/3/2015): A further INVENT 2015 event will be held at C-TRIC, Altnagelvin Hospital, on Friday 13th March at 12.30pm – 1.30pm. As lunch will be provided and places are limited, please email to register.