Entrepreneurship context paper
The department published an Entrepreneurship Context Paper on 12 November 2018 which sets out the strategic context here in Northern Ireland.
The context paper sets out an ambition for Northern Ireland to be a dynamic and enterprising region, supporting innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at its core, with a culture of new business development, higher start-up activity and more businesses realising high growth potential.
Following the launch of the department’s 10x Economy – An Economic Vision for a Decade of Innovation, work is underway with a range of stakeholders to develop future entrepreneurship policy ensuring it aligns with the 10x vision.
My New Business website
The official online channel for business advice and guidance in Northern Ireland is nibusinessinfo.co.uk which has launched a website to provide help for start-ups called “My New Business”:
Entrepreneurship research and reports
The department draws upon a range of evidence when formulating policy in this area, including the series of GEM reports. The latest report is available:
- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK: NI Report 2020- this provides international benchmark data for entrepreneurial activity in Northern Ireland, on a comparable basis.