Belfast is a powerhouse of innovation and talent – world-leading in financial services technology, cyber-security, health and life sciences, engineering, peace and conflict transformation, creative industries and medical sectors. Our schools, colleges and universities rival the best in the world. Belfast is the second fastest growing knowledge economy in the UK and the region is home to 900 major international companies and global brands.
Belfast is the leading city in Europe for new software development and home to global businesses in financial software, data analytics, and intelligent surveillance technologies.
Northern Ireland has a significant research-led capability in information and homeland security. The principal areas of research include encryption, security mechanisms against attack and date mining.
Medical, Life and Health Sciences
Northern Ireland has a thriving life and health sciences sector that benefits from a strong collaborative approach between industry, academia and clinicians.
The agri-food sector is our most successful industry so it comes as no surprise that we are leaders in food security research.
Peace & Politics
Belfast is a city of international significance and home to the most successful peace process in the world.
Northern Ireland's engineering, technological and construction expertise makes it an ideal location for businesses focusing on the renewables and energy sector.
Northern Ireland is a global leader in aerospace technology. It has a dynamic, rapidly growing international aerospace industry.
Northern Ireland has a diverse and vibrant advanced manufacturing and engineering sector and is home to a diverse range of indigenous and international companies
Northern Ireland has a still largely untapped pool of culturally-compatible, highly-educated legal talent seeking quality legal roles in the region.
With so many homegrown legends from golfing greats and international boxing stars to racing 'kings of the road', Belfast is fast becoming the key destination for many international sporting events.
Meet our Local Experts
Meet our local experts who are leading in these sectors and part of the Visit Belfast Ambassador Programme.