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Innovation is in Belfast’s DNA

Digitally enabled city

Innovation is in Belfast’s DNA. Once world leaders in linen production and shipbuilding, today, we’re making waves in FinTech, MedTech, the creative industries and more.

Ingenuity, energy, resilience and an inherent ability to problem-solve has made Belfast an industrial success story for hundreds of years.

Today, Belfast is the UK’s second-fastest growing knowledge economy and is home to globally recognised research centres in secure information technologies, cognitive robotics, renewable technologies and cancer research.

We have a tight knit, engaged ecosystem of SMEs, researchers, corporations, entrepreneurs and start-ups and creative thinking is the norm. Ideas are nurtured here. Solutions are engineered. Businesses grow.

Our Smart District and Innovation District are fostering that creativity and collaboration – providing a space to embrace digital innovation to solve urban challenges.