Amphion – Video and imaging codec silicon IP cores for use in multimedia and IoT System-on-Chip (SoC) devices
NI Tech Mission 2018
Invest Northern Ireland and Connect at Catalyst Inc are jointly organising a Northern Ireland Tech Mission to San Diego and San Francisco in January 2018.
The NI Tech Mission 2018 is aimed at providing an opportunity for companies to travel to San Diego and San Francisco to showcase and network with leading Californian companies, mentors and venture capitalists. This is an ideal opportunity to promote Northern Ireland as one of the leading innovative and digitally connected locations in Europe.
The Tech Mission is open to all NI-based technology companies who offer a globatlly focused technology product or service. Interested companies should be considering expansion or increasing sales and investment opportunities. Please note that successful non-Invest NI clients will need to secure client status prior to confirming participation.
The Mission will be based in San Francisco and the Bay Area for 2.5 days before travelling on to San Diego for 2 days.
Successful participants will be required to pass a two-stage entry process. Stage 1 – Application, followed by Stage 2 – Pitch Presentation.
Deadline for applications:
Monday 11 September – 9am
Only online applications will be accepted. On receipt of the completed applications, an independent judging panel made up of representatives from Connect and Invest NI and a third representative with expertise in the Technology Industry, will select applicants via a competitive process. Companies passing the application stage will proceed to the Pitch Presentation stage. (Please note that a shortlist may be compiled at each stage)
Successful companies will receive financial support towards flights and accommodation: 50% of a maximum return economy airfare for one person per company (maximum flight assistance is £400 for San Francisco and £500 for San Francisco and San Diego) and up to £75 per night towards accommodation for one person:
San Francisco and San Diego – 6 nights
San Diego or San Francisco only – 4 nights
Participants will also be expected to engage in a programme of presentations, networking events and one to one meetings where applicable. Companies who do not currently have any external / export sales may be required to sign up for Invest NI’s Trade Advisory Services to help with appointment arranging in the US. It is envisaged that the cost of this will be a maximum of £750.
Please note that you will be required to attend a number of preparation events in the run up to the Mission in January. A number of these events are mandatory.
If your business has received any form of public support or grant that was classed as De Minimis Aid in the last 3 years please complete the De Minimis Aid form here.
Applications forms must be submitted online by 9am BST on Monday 11 September 2017 – late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted applicants will be required to pitch to a small judging panel on 4th or 5th October, successful applicants will be notified by email week commencing 9th October.
For enquiries related to the Tech Mission please call Teresa Madden, Invest NI on 028 9069 8067 or Trudy Parry at Connect on 028 9073 7920.
Last year’s participants
AuditComply is an electronic quality & compliance management platform that mitigates risk, drives compliance and improves quality through efficient data...
SureCert is a unique, frictionless system that enables recruiters and agencies to verify qualifications, memberships and references from formal sources,...
Point Energy was founded by Prof. Kang Li, Dr. Joe Devlin and Dr. Jing Deng based in QUB. It provides...
Spatielest consolidates and visualise data to enable analysis and make information available to the public.
TakeTen uses technology to help children and young people retrain their body to deal more effectively with stress and anxiety
PiggyPot is a real money instant saving product that connects savers’ purchase intent data with relevant product and service providers.
HUMAIN sells high quality, realistic 3D Characters to Games Developers and Prosumers for use in Games, Animations, and Virtual Reality...
Neurovalens makes non-invasive brainstem stimulation devices that modify metabolism, appetite and fat storage. Click here to view US TV Report...
Cardinal Analytics software predicts when a bond is going to default, which is more accurate than traditional models used in the...
MakeMatic develops and distributes branded educational content for young audiences; working on behalf of partners across the commercial, non-profit and...
Flyte is a flight planning platform for commercial drone pilots
Jumpack is the worlds first truly portable extreme sports jump ramp.
“Clearvue” is the world’s 1st self-cleaning reversing smart camera for vehicles used in construction and mining.