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The SME Centre at the Ulster University Business School work with many small to medium-sized businesses, allowing them to move projects forward quickly by accessing a level of expertise that would otherwise be unachievable for a company their size. 

Here are some of the ways we can help your business: 


Innovation Vouchers are funded by Invest NI to small businesses in Northern Ireland and funding by Enterprise Ireland to small businesses in the Republic of Ireland. 

The vouchers enable businesses to access up to €4,000 /€5,000 of consultancy from University experts. Vouchers can be used for cashing in against Ulster University Business School's consultancy, design expertise, and technical support.

Bespoke Management & Leadership

The Ulster University Business School is dedicated to providing world class executive leadership and management development programmes, informed by leading-edge research for business. 

Our programmes are designed to equip leaders and managers with the skills and experience they need to give their businesses a competitive edge.  

As a member of Harvard Business School's Microeconomics of Competitiveness Affiliate Network, and with links to the prestigious Babson College Boston, the School has established itself as a major centre for management and business education with international standing.


Consult our academics or academic teams and get the specialist information and advice you need, or commission them exclusively to carry out short studies.

Business Events & Networking

Throughout the year the SME Centre offers a number of high profile events and guest lectures which are aimed at increasing knowledge and skills within businesses in Northern Ireland helping you to develop your business network. 

Access exceptional talent

We have a wealth of talented students and graduates whose energy, knowledge and creativity will deliver real benefits to your organisation. 

You can tap into this pool of talent through placements, graduate internships sponsorships and full-time recruitment

Hosting a project or placement student is an efficient way to staff short-term special projects, access the latest knowledge and enjoy the University's wider support. It is also an opportunity to help develop the next generation of professionals and along the way, identify potential future employees.


The SME Centre are proud to be supported by the following patrons: