Innovate and
create together
We believe in a space that brings growing companies together to innovate, share and inspire. You may be looking for an accountant or a lawyer, an app builder or a coder; at Innovation Factory we can make those introductions, through our network of entrepreneurs both within IF and the local business community. We also work closely with the local community to ensure that we have a positive impact on the economic regeneration of Belfast, encouraging local engagement and further.

Innovate and
create together

We believe in a space that brings growing companies together to innovate, share and inspire. You may be looking for an accountant or a lawyer, an app builder or a coder; at Innovation Factory we can make those introductions, through our network of entrepreneurs both within IF and the local business community. We also work closely with the local community to ensure that we have a positive impact on the economic regeneration of Belfast, encouraging local engagement and further.

Centre community
There is a lot going on at IF weekly, from masterclasses with topics picked by our own members, to informal meetups, we love hosting friendly faces from the community to share knowledge, ideas and beer with. We’ve plenty of space at IF to either work privately or interact with your fellow members, and an Innovation Director on hand to bounce ideas around with if you need some advice or support.
Contributing to the
local area
We are committed to contributing to the wider community of Belfast and believe that creating jobs and developing talent in the local area will help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, boost the local economy and encourage outside investment. 

We actively engage with the local community, through out-reach support programmes, facilitating work placements, linking with education and training providers and developing local supply chains.

Contributing to the local area
We are committed to contributing to the wider community of Belfast and believe that creating jobs and developing talent in the local area will help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, boost the local economy and encourage outside investment. 

We actively engage with the local community, through out-reach support programmes, facilitating work placements, linking with education and training providers and developing local supply chains.

Our members
Our centre is absolutely brimming with brilliant ideas, with businesses from a whole range of sectors and specialisms. Just think – you could bump into your next client while making a coffee. Or a business partner while ordering lunch. Here are just a handful of the companies all sharing a roof:
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Our wider vision
As a dynamic, inclusive community of entrepreneurs, we promote the ideals of equality and equal opportunity for all in space that brings businesses together to innovate, share and inspire. To demonstrate our commitment, we have developed a Good Relations and Shared Space Policy to enable us to achieve this vision.
Good relations and
shared space
As IF is situated on what many people perceive as a “contested interface” we are committed to playing a role in shaping Belfast by ensuring that our spaces and services meet the needs and ambitions of the local community and improve the quality of life now and for future generations.

Our objective is to provide a space where diversity of culture and heritage can be enjoyed under the following principles:

  • Welcoming
  • Good Quality
  • Safe

For more information review our full policy here:

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Social integration and
community engagement
We aim to contribute to our wider community by:

  • Investing in the future through work placements, internships and employment opportunities for the long term unemployed, students and graduates.
  • Inspiring the next generation, by providing first-hand exposure to innovation and entrepreneurship to local students/pupils.
  • Developing local supply chains with local.

For the latest strategy please contact our centre team:

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Not your average space
It’s not the space that makes IF, it’s the community! We want IF to be more just a place to work, we want people to learn key business skills and make connections which can help them grow their business, whilst having some fun in the process.
Not your average space
It’s not the space that makes IF, it’s the community! We want IF to be more just a place to work, we want people to learn key business skills and make connections which can help them grow their business, whilst having some fun in the process.