Techies in Residence Application


Before completing this form please ensure you have reviewed the description of the Techies in Residence programme on the Social Innovation NI website and are satisfied that it is a good fit for you and your organisation.

NB. If you wish to save a copy of your application, please copy your answers into a separate document before submitting. A copy of your application can also be requested via

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 15th January 2018.

Your application will be scored based on the answers you provide to the questions in the application form.  The maximum score is 85.

You will be notified by Friday 19th January whether you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process. Please note the following dates in relation to the next stages of the selection process – if you are shortlisted, attendance at all of these will be compulsory to remain in contention for final selection:

  • Thursday 25th January, Belfast – Project Refinement Workshhop
  • Thursday 1st February, Belfast – Pitch Training Workshop
  • Thursday 8th February, Belfast – Final Pitching and Selection Panel

Following the final pitching and selection panel, successful organisations will be notified by Friday 9th February.

The Techies in Residence programme will then formally commence with a residential on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March 2018 – again attendance at this residential will be compulsory for all participating groups.

Terms & Conditions: Commitment to the project

TiR will require a high amount of senior management buy-in. Building Change Trust are investing significant resources into the programme and our technical partners will contribute by making available senior members of their team to take part as the Techies.

As such we need to ensure that the VCSE organisations taking part are also committed to its success.

We require organisations involved in Techies in Residence to commit to the following:

Adopt a resolution at Board or Management Committee level indicating your organisation’s commitment to the success of the project
If applicable, host a senior technical expert (the “Techie”) as facilitated by the programme for a min of 10 weeks from February 2018
If required, provide a suitable working environment for the Techie and treat them as a senior member of your organisation’s team for the duration of their placement
Commit to working with Innovate NI and the project team to develop a sustainability plan for the solution developed between your organisation and the technical partner. This will likely include meetings with, and applications to, potential funders.
Identify a senior member of your team to act as project leader and take part in activities described here.
Identify a member of your Board or Management Team to take part in activities described here.
Take part in a 2-day residential workshop in February 2018
Take part in a full-day closing conference in June 2018
Take part in a minimum of 5 days mentoring support across the duration of the project
Participate in the creation of case studies and other shared educational content as may be determined by the Managing Agent
Take part in other marketing, promotional and evaluation activities as may be determined by the Managing Agent



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