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Northern Ireland has Entrepreneurship as a key policy focus. As part of their participation in MIT REAP, a vital aim for Government and Industry is to strategically and fully embed both enterprise and entrepreneurship across society.

 

MIT REAP Team Northern Ireland is working on increasing the level of entrepreneurial activity through new startups and existing businesses with greater levels of survival and growth ambition. Members of the team represent Invest NI, the regional economic development agency; the Department for the Economy; city councils, universities, and colleges, all working together towards a common agenda.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Gren Armstrong
Champion
Head of Entrepreneurship & Future Growth, Invest NI
Padraig Canavan
Board Member, InvestNI
Trevor Connolly
Director for Business Engagement, Department for the Economy
John Greer
Director of Economic Development, Belfast City Council
Alexander Chacko Chacko
Head of Innovation and Impact, Ulster University
Michael McQuillan
CEO, Enterprise Northern Ireland
James Andrews
Investor, Techstart Ventures LLP
Kevin O'Connor Connor
Head of Business, Derry City & Strabane District Council
Brian McCaul
Director of Innovation, Queen's University Belfast
Fiona Bennington
Head of Entrepreneurship and Growth, Catalyst
Christine Brown
VP for Teaching & Learning, Northern Regional College

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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People

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Demand

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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People

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Demand

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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