Our Innovation Founder award is given to a local innovator who has successfully pushed the possibility of their business idea beyond boundaries. Our Innovation Founders are all testament to the fact that in Northern Ireland and the North West region of Ireland, we are as capable as anywhere in the world at creating outstanding breakthrough businesses.
We need to build new heroes. We have a number of individuals who have founded significant innovation driven businesses who have received little or no recognition. The Innovation Founder Award is designed to annually promote the awareness, importance and status of founders.
The guidelines are intentionally loose to allow maximum discretion to the judging panel. The criteria for the Innovation Founder award are:
INVENT is an annual competition organised by Catalyst with headline partner Bank of Ireland, that celebrates our most exciting innovators and entrepreneurs, giving them an international platform and support to make the greatest impact.
Applications for INVENT 2023 have now closed.
Apply for the programme if:
Now is the time to put your innovation in the spotlight!
By applying for INVENT, you will:
Find out more about why you should apply for INVENT 23.
INVENT Programme Manager
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