Belfast Harbour joins the city’s key institutions on Innovation City Belfast

Innovation City Belfast has announced plans to put innovation at the heart of Belfast’s post-pandemic recovery. It aims to accelerate growth in Belfast’s knowledge economy and support the city to prepare for the impact of innovation.

Belfast is home to a vibrant and engaged community of SMEs, researchers, corporations, and start-ups. Together we have made Belfast a great place to nurture new ideas, to grow a business, to solve urban challenges, and to impress the world.

Innovation City Belfast aims to build on these foundations and establish Belfast as a globally significant destination for innovation.

Belfast Harbour joins the partnership with the city’s key institutions: Belfast City Council, Catalyst, Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, with Invest Northern Ireland as an advisory partner.

Together we are committed to delivering an ambitious long-term plan that will maximise the impact of the £1 billion Belfast Region City Deal which includes an investment of £230 million in university research centres and £120 million in digital innovation.

Our priorities include developing a major Innovation District in Belfast, from Queen’s Island to York Street; delivering a city-centre focused Smart District; creating a Smart Port at Belfast Harbour; and building the workforce’s skills for new jobs in the digital economy.

Find out more on the Innovation City Belfast website and follow @ICBelfast on Twitter for the latest news and updates.