InterTradeIreland (ITI) is one of six North-South Implementation Bodies established under the 1998 Belfast Agreement. It operates a wide range of enterprise support programmes to develop cross border business and assist SMEs with growth, capacity building, and research and innovation.
ITI is based in Newry, Co. Down and is jointly funded, on a 2:1 basis, by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Economy in Northern Ireland.
COVID-19 supports for businesses
Businesses currently on ITI support programmes should feel free to contact their ITI representative to discuss flexible arrangements. Find out more on ITI COVID-19 Supports.
Online coronavirus platform to help firms collaborate
Spearheaded by InterTradeIreland and TechIreland, companies aiming to help healthcare responses to the Covid-19 crisis can now collaborate via a new online platform.
More information on the launch is available on the ITI website: Online coronavirus platform to help firms collaborate launches
ITI’s value proposition for the business community is to deliver benefits in the key areas of competitive advantage – sales and marketing, science, technology and innovation, enterprise capability development and business networks. All of its initiatives are informed by targeted business and economic policy research.
ITI is uniquely placed to help businesses, on both sides of the border, prepare for the challenges that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will likely present.