Join Belfast Met’s free webinars on how innovation can support your business funded by Connected

Are you a local small or medium-sized enterprise, or have an idea for a business start-up? We want to help you to develop new products and support you in using new technology. Come and find out how we can help your business with fully funded support. 

Register to secure your free place for Belfast Met’s Supporting Innovation webinars funded by Connected NI which run throughout March 2021.  

5th March, 11am – 12pm  


Explore how Progressive Web Apps can help you reach more customers and grow your business 


This is a ‘can’t-miss technology’, whatever your businesses size.   Businesses large and small can now provide the same high-converting, app-like experience to a much larger audience on the mobile web.  


Belfast Met lecturer, Mark Balmer will take you through the concept of a Progressive Web App, what it could mean to your business with examples of how other companies have benefitted from this approach. 



12th March, 2pm – 3pm   

Unlock value for your business with Internet of Things in 2021 

The Internet of Things has continued to grow as an impact of the pandemic by utilising sensor technology for remote monitoring in logistics, tracking of inventory and much more in this growing technology. 


Belfast Met lecturer, Martin Naughton, joined by Industry speakers, will showcase the scope and benefits of Internet of Things technology and how your business can unlock it’s potential.   


15th March12pm – 1pm   

How to Start a Business Podcast  

As businesses continue to explore different ways to engage and connect with their customers,  many businesses have chosen to explore podcasting technology as a simple and easy to use technology.    


Belfast Met lecturers will take you through the technology, how to structure a podcast and the editing process behind it to show you the simple steps you need to take to setup your own business podcast. 


24th March, 2pm – 3pm  

Ideas, Insights & Innovation - An introduction to User Centred Design 

Ideas are a stepping stone to innovation, but without real insights into the end user you run the risk of making a product no one wants or is unfit for purpose.  


In this webinar we will look at the first stages of user centred design and provide some practical tools that can be used, followed by a 1:1 workshop to explore how these methods can be directly applied to your sector, business or idea. 


30th March, 10am – 11.30am  

Making Ideas Real - The Journey from Innovation to Manufacturing in the Fashion and Textiles Industry 

This webinar will bring together Design and Manufacturing experts Kate Hills from Make it British and Fiona Bennington from Nuli Design, as well as Innovation Experts from Belfast Met who will demonstrate the steps from ideation and design through to sourcing manufacturing partners. We will then hear from entrepreneur and business owner Irene Breen, from Bella Moon to chat about her journey from design to manufacture of her award-winning product.   


 To book your free place on one or all of these webinars, visit Further information on support available through Belfast Met for your businesses can be found at or email