Unlock your all-island business potential

How we can help

InterTradeIreland helps small businesses explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, processes and services and become investor ready.  We provide practical cross-border business funding, business intelligence and meaningful contacts to SMEs across the island, North and South, looking to grow their businesses.

(Please note that there is eligibility criteria to be met for each of our initiatives.)

Range of Services:

    Facilitates technology transfer and provides financial support for the specialist expertise your business needs.

  • Challenge
    Provides SMEs with a proven, reliable and repeatable innovation process to bring ideas to market quicker and with less cost.

  • Horizon 2020
    Helps SMEs and researchers connect across the island to access European funding.

  • US-Ireland R&D Partnership
    Helps to link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and business to carry out collaborative research across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the US.

  • All-Island Innovation Programme
    A series of innovation lectures, masterclasses and annual conferences with international speakers providing companies with an overview of the latest developments on innovation practices and theories, and helps companies transfer academic knowledge into commercial reality.
  • Acumen
    If yours is an established business, and you want to explore your export options within the island, Acumen can help fund key sales and marketing personnel in the cross-border territory.

  • Elevate
    If you are a micro-business looking to identify cross-border markets and customers to win new business, funding for specialist consultancy support is available to help you create winning cross-border sales development plans.

  • Trade Accelerator Voucher
    Provides small businesses with financial support towards professional advice in relation to cross-border trading and regulation, such as legal, accountancy, marketing and other business services.

  • Simple Guide to Cross-Border Business
    FREE guide helping business owners with simple and practical advice on all aspects of cross-border trading.
  • Funding Advisory Workshops for established businesses
    Regional workshops and clinics held each year to give established businesses seeking funding for growth the opportunity to learn about funding options from both traditional, new and alternative funding sources.

  • Seedcorn Competition
    With a total cash prize fund of €280,000 - the Seedcorn process helps early stage companies become investor ready.

  • Business Angel Funding
    Providing businesses with access to the key Angel Investors and Syndicates across the island.

  • Equity Advisory Service
    One to one advisory service for early stage companies seeking to raise Venture Capital.

  • Venture Capital Conference
    An annual conference held every year which provides an opportunity for companies to network with venture capitalists and business angels.

  • Equity Guides, Hints and Tips
    Useful guides, hints and tips including our 'Guide to Venture Capital' to help you become more investor ready.

  • Equity Events
    Venture capital events such as Business Planning workshops, equity advisory clinics, and other workshops such as the popular Entrepreneurship masterclasses.
  • Go-2-Tender workshops
    Practical workshops to help you tender more successfully for public sector contracts.

  • Meet the Buyer Events
    Events giving businesses unique face-to-face access to key public sector buyers.

  • Consortia Advisory Service
    Helping businesses source tender partners and collaborative opportunities.

  • Information & Advice
    FAQs, tender guides, videos and presentations to help you tender more successfully.

  • Trade Accelerator Voucher
    Financial support towards professional advice re cross-border trading and regulation.

  • Tender Alerts
    Get all the latest tender information to your phone - FREE.
  • Business Monitor
    InterTradeIreland's quarterly Business Monitor survey is the largest and most comprehensive all-island business survey based on the views of 750 business managers across Northern Ireland and Ireland.  It differs from other surveys by regular interviews with firms of all sizes across a range of sectors to track all-island economic indicators such as sales, employment, business outlook and other specific topical research areas on a quarter-by-quarter basis.

  • Simple Guide To Cross-Border Business
    FREE guide helping business owners with simple and practical advice on all aspects of cross-border trading.

  • Research Reports
    InterTradeIreland publish regular research reports on key issues that are relevant to many businesses across the island.  You can search by keyword or publication date.

  • All-Island Trade Statistics
    Statistics allow businesses to understand and plan accordingly.  InterTradeIreland provide a comprehensive view of cross border flows on the island of Ireland through a combination of interactive graphs and tables.