200 Jobs Created As Innovation Factory Celebrates 2nd Birthday

August 28th 2018

The Innovation Factory, a flexible, spacious business hub in West Belfast, is celebrating the creation of more than 200 jobs on its second anniversary.

The facility on the Springfield Road opened in October 2016 with the aim of providing support to new high tech businesses, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.

As a centre of innovation and business development, Innovation Factory has exceeded its targets with almost 800 businesses accessing its services through a mix of support, masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and applied innovation events.

The business community at IF continues to grow and currently supports 70 businesses to share resources, pool talent and collaborate.

The Innovation Factory has engaged closely with the local community, working extensively with colleges organising placements for young people and with schools inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. With 96% of IF expenditure taking place in Belfast, it has also developed relationships with West Belfast businesses to stimulate the local economy and increase local supply chain expenditure.

Innovation Factory is owned by Belfast City Council and operated on their behalf by Oxford Innovation. It was funded by Belfast City Council and Invest NI with support from the European Regional Development Fund

October 23rd 2019

Cameras roll at Innovation Factory

Filming has just completed on Nowhere Special, the new movie by Uberto Pasolini (Still Life, The Full Monty) starring James Norton, known for his highly acclaimed roles in Happy Valley and the upcoming Little Women. Inspired by true events, in Nowhere Special, James Norton stars as thirty five-year-old window cleaner […]

October 23rd 2019

Vuzion Ireland scoops top Microsoft Award

Vuzion Ireland has won a prestigious award at the annual Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas. The cloud solution distributor and indirect provider, Vuzion Ireland, with offices at Innovation Factory in West Belfast and Dublin, was presented with Microsoft’s Channel Partner Award – Indirect Provider at the event. The company, […]

March 22nd 2018

Join Innovation Factory To Digitally Transform Your Business

The Innovation Factory (IF) is hosting a day of Applied Digital Innovation on Tuesday 27th March. Local businesses from across Belfast have been invited to transform their businesses through the latest digital technologies, with help from leading industry experts. […]