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The Digtal Surge Programme is a NI-wide programme, part funded by all 11 local authorities.  It will support businesses across all of Northern Ireland – that are deemed to have digital transformation potential and related ambitions across any sector.



Demystify and Inspire

The Digital Surge Programme, part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme,  will help you embark on your digital transformation journey. 

  • 2 half day workshops on the fundamentals of digital transformation and innovation

  • A diagnostic report outlining an innovation and digital transformation plan for your organisation produced by an innovation consultant

  • Masterclass workshops to showcase the advanced technologies such as Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Virtual Reality / Immersive Tech and Robotics

  • 6 days of mentoring support from advanced technology experts

  • A digital acceleration plan produced for your organisation

  • Routing to more intensive supports and funding.

Free Workshops and Showcases!

You don't have to be part of the Digial Surge Programme to avail of the free workshops!  Any small enterprise or social enterprise can take part in the:

Embark on your Digital Transformation Journey

  • Why take part?
  • Who is the Digital Surge Programme for?
  • Roadmap - Your Digital Surge Journey
  • Robotics Cheat Sheets
  • Big Data Cheat Sheet
  • Immersive Tech Cheat Sheet
  • IoT Cheat Sheet
  • Blockchain Cheat Sheet
  • AI Cheat Sheet

Apply Now

Complete the short application form below to register your interest in this programme. Please ensure you complete all the fields.

Number of employees:

Are you an Invest NI Client Company:

Areas requiring mentoring:

Have you received previous business support from your local Council or any other support organisations?:

How did you hear about us? :

The Privacy Notice for this Programme can be accessed online https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/gdpr/economic-development-gdpr/


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