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IA 2.2 Innovation Challenge Fund

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Submitted by purdye on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:12

Innovation Challenge Fund

Prior to the funding call to the new PEACEPLUS Programme opening, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area (IA) 2.2 Innovation Challenge Fund on 23rd March 2023.

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The objective of this IA is to enhance cross-border research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies in a manner which delivers economic regeneration and transformation.”

It will result in higher levels of demonstrable commercially focused research, development and innovation in the Programme Area, which will deliver new products and or processes and a correlated increase in Programme Area 
productivity and export levels


The SEUPB anticipates that a funding call for this Investment Area will open in Summer of 2023. In advance of the funding call, this workshop will provide preliminary guidance to help potential applicants gain programme knowledge, and build a quality application with a strong focus on outcomes that meet programme targets and the overarching aim of Peace and Prosperity

An indicative budget allocation has been set at €65 million for this Investment Area.



A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea, will be available as a downloadable word document HERE (Chrome does not support this so please try with Edge or Firefox). Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Area 2.2 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.

Interested parties are encouraged to complete and submit the Concept Note to

Completed forms will be accepted until midnight on 4th May 2023For all queries on the 2.2 concept note, please use the email address provided above.



The following organisations have agreed to include their details here and are available to contact in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Company Website Contact Email

Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)

Andy Hallewell

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Karen Hastings


Esther Baird


Dr Margaret Quinn

Simply Blue Energy

Rob Flynn



Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available on this website. Please note that all personal data you may provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which can be accessed here.


If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board please supply:

(a) your organisation’s name

(b) your organisation’s web address

(c) a relevant contact name and email address

(d) Investment Area: 2.2



Documentation relating to this event can be requested in other languages and accessible formats such as MS Word, easy-read, large print, audio-CD and braille by emailing:


Full details of our privacy notice, giving details of how we collect, hold and process your information (including your personal data), can be found here.