ISBE 2017 Sponsors


The ISBE conference is made possible by support from our generous sponsors, and we are very grateful for their partnership with the Institute. Many thanks to those who are listed below.

If your organization would be interested in joining our ISBE 2017 sponsors, please see our ISBE 2017 sponsorship pack and get in touch to discuss how we can partner by contacting ">Rob Edwards.

Our Sponsors

High Level Sponsors

Ulster University Business School

With over 6000 students and approximately 140 academic staff, Ulster University Business School is one of the largest business schools in Britain and Ireland and has worked with Northern Ireland’s businesses for over 40 years.

An entrepreneurial, innovative and dynamic School that is committed to realising the University’s vision of leading in the provision of professional education for professional life.

Ulster University Business School offers a wide range of high quality courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, executive education and PhD programmes.

Innovation Factory / Belfast City Council

Innovation Factory is the newest business community in Belfast and attracts national and international talent. Based on the previous site of Mackie International, this newly developed space has now returned to its employment roots by offering a future for entrepreneurial spirit. With flexible, leased space and bespoke business advice in the heart of a well-connected, booming city. As a spacious, purpose-built hub featuring workspace that’s filled with energy and imagination Innovation Factory is where the makers of the future come together.


Established over 40 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support.

FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed.

Conference Sponsors

Coventry University – International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

Building on recent accolades – including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year – ICTE support’s communities, internationally, locally as well as staff and students, to transform their local areas and contributes to sustainable social and economic growth.

ICTE continues to build on the successful foundation of the Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) – which has merged into the new centre – and focuses on teaching and research activities while pioneering fresh ways of doing business for the 21st century.

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has earned a reputation as the leading higher education provider in the North East of Ireland. Through our graduates and our work in regional development, we have contributed to the transformation of our region. Our reputation has been solidly built by providing quality educational opportunities in a broad range of disciplines from undergraduate degree to PhD level.

Invest Northern Ireland

As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. We do this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland. We are part of the Department for the Economy and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.


Local Enterprise Office

The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business.

With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.

The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including; entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small business looking to expand.

University of Liverpool Management School

The University of Liverpool Management School meets the standard of excellence which places us within the top 5% of business schools worldwide. We live by our mission “to be a globally connected Management School, whose transformative research and teaching places us at the forefront of influential “knowledge leadership”.

Visit Belfast

Your official guide to Belfast! Located on Donegall Square North in the city centre with information on pretty much everything, whether you need to book accommodation, buy tickets for events or find out about visitor attractions, tours, and transport within Belfast and Northern Ireland, our staff are here to assist you in planning your perfect trip.

Doctoral Day Sponsor

Ulster University’s Belfast campus is situated in the artistic and cultural centre of the city; the Cathedral Quarter. Although traditionally associated with Art, the campus spans an increasing and exciting range of subjects including architecture, hospitality, event management, photography and digital animation.

The recently redeveloped campus comprises two connected buildings on either side of York Street and includes purpose-built design spaces; studios for recording and editing live and off-air television, sound recording, mixing and animation; teaching and exhibition areas; and the library.

The Belfast campus is continuing to expand and develop as part of one of Northern Ireland’s largest-ever urban developments. In just a few years we will have 15,000 students and staff based in the city centre.