Enabling networks and clusters to harness the power of cross-border collaboration
Synergy is an InterTradeIreland programme, designed to elevate the participation of SMEs in innovative networks of entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers, corporates and third sector participants. The initiative aims to scale cross-border collaboration among SMEs and other ecosystem players such as universities, third-sector organisations, government agencies and multinationals. By using cluster and network development supports, Synergy increases the reach and impact of programmes, resulting in mutual economic benefit to both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
What support can Synergy provide?
Synergy aims to solve common problems and identify joint opportunities that exist in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We want to support new collaborations with the right partners from both Ireland and Northern Ireland, who in conjunction with InterTradeIreland, will find a common pathway that will lead to a solution being achieved which benefits both economies North and South in line with InterTradeIreland's 2020-2022 corporate plan.
Supported project proposals will impact key sectoral and priority outputs in line with InterTradeIreland's corporate plan. The following table outlines these priority outputs, while also highlighting the strategic sectors of focus for the Synergy programme.
Synergy strategic framework
Synergy projects must demonstrate how their proposal will enable multiple participants in both Ireland and Northern Ireland to benefit in at least one InterTradeIreland priority area and/or how the project impacts positively on at least one of InterTradeIreland’s preferred strategic sectors in both Ireland and Northern Ireland:
How to apply:
If you feel you have a project that may be eligible to receive support from Synergy then the first step is to speak to a member of the Synergy team to get further information and discuss the process.