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Be the change

Partner with us to play an active role in transforming Northern Ireland into one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial knowledge economies.

Through financial and intellectual generosity, our membership community helps us to push the limits of possibility. But it’s not a one-way street. Partnering with Connect offers a host of benefits for visionary organisations.

About Connect

Connect is a not-for-profit network of experienced entrepreneurs, business professionals and top research talent. We’re dedicated to the creation and scaling of innovation companies in Northern Ireland.

By pushing what’s possible we’ll help to create thousands of quality jobs in clusters of companies embedded right here in Northern Ireland. We are a unique source of entrepreneurial experience, harnessing it to help founders unleash their idea in a way that resonates throughout the world.

Benefits to you

  • gain early visibility of the latest tech innovations and investment opportunities expose your employees to innovative thinking to help foster an entrepreneurial mindset and broaden their point of view 
  • play an influential role in defining economic strategy that directly affects your business 
  • unlock a new network by collaborating on Connect steering teams and panels
  • develop potential new business relationships

What our members say about us...

Bank Of Ireland UK – Platinum Member

"Bank of Ireland UK is proud of its unique and longstanding partnership with Connect. We believe in a vibrant Knowledge Economy and thriving ecosystem that encourages, nurtures and celebrates business success in Northern Ireland and internationally. We share the passion, energy and commitment evident across this vast network to deliver economic growth and prosperity in Northern Ireland."

Deloitte – Platinum Member

"Membership of Connect has allowed Deloitte to engage with the thriving local entrepreneurial community and to help unlock the incredible potential that exists here. With over 30 members of staff involved in Connect programmes the return on investment for us as a company has far exceeded our expectations."

ESS Security – Silver Member

"Our partnership with Connect has allowed us to expand our enthusiasm for research and development with increased visibility of early stage world leading technologies. To be associated with Connect, in particular the Springboard process, we can play our part in driving security technology advancement in Northern Ireland."

Want to join us?

Any business or organisation that has the vision to care about innovation, growth and the long-term prosperity of Northern Ireland can become a member of Connect. Click the button below to contact the Connect team - we would love to answer any questions you may have and meet you for an informal chat over a coffee. 

Our supporters make the possible more probable

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Join our network to help unlock potential and prosperity. Choose how to get involved here.