What IF you could work along
side Belfast's brightest?

We’re serious about driving innovation forward.

Our growth and innovation services are practical, informative and put your business at the forefront of your competitive industry.

As Belfast’s latest business community, our partnerships with schools and higher education, employers and employment associations mean we are a critical part of the local supply chain. And by accessing our expert advice, networks and investor links your business will see tangible return on investment.

What IF you could get all the skills you need?

IF customers can automatically get access to dedicated onsite diagnostic and strategic innovation and growth mentoring from our Innovation Director. You will also benefit from an experienced team of innovation and growth experts to accelerate the generation and exploitation of new ideas.


What IF you could network to get work?

We can help you go beyond your existing boundaries to show you what’s possible. With open innovation events that build cooperative networks, and masterclasses in a number of subjects from selling skills to managing disruptive innovation, you can connect with like-minded experts. Follow-on mentoring is also available after you have completed your masterclass.


What IF you could accelerate your business growth?

Businesses can access targeted support through the centre's varied outreach activities. This currently includes the Belfast City Council Go For It Programme for business start-ups, and the Go for Growth Programme for more established businesses.


Founders who went beyond boundaries

Here’s how our partnerships and connections have helped create futures for visionaries across our network of centres.

Smarter Surfaces NI paints success with rapid growth

Smarter Surfaces NI, a specialist business in innovative painting and wall-covering technology, has achieved significant growth by bringing office space to life for companies across Northern Ireland. […]

Software specialists bringing flexibility to the gig economy

Developing software solutions for employers of flexible, short-term workers, Gig Grafter is set to provide a unique service for the gig economy, particularly in the hospitality and retail sectors […]

Recruitment Agency out to bridge the gap in IT

Innovation Factory (IF) is inviting local Belfast artists to create two large, innovative artworks in their spacious premises to mark its first year of operation […]