NI Higher Education Innovation Fund (NIHEIF)

The Department for Employment and Learning’s primary funding tool for promoting knowledge transfer activity is the NI HEIF. The objective of NI HEIF is to encourage the higher education sector to increase their capability to respond to the needs of business (including companies of all sizes) and the wider community, with a clear focus on the promotion of wealth creation. The long term aim of this funding is to improve Northern Ireland’s innovation performance as a key element in raising productivity and delivering economic growth.

This core funding is currently approximately £4m per annum.

For further information, please contact research.branch@delni.gov.uk external link (tel: 0289025 7637).