Need funding for your new(ish) business?

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:39 -- Editor

Entrepreneurs, and small and medium sized businesses who have an idea for a new product or service are encouraged to come along to one of North West Regional College’s Innovation Voucher drop-in clinics, to find out more about funding available through the Invest NI funded programme, and support available from the college’s Business Support Centre.

The Innovation Voucher Drop-In Clinics will take place at NWRC’s Strabane Campus on Tuesday 29th January, Limavady Product Design Centre, Greystone Campus on Wednesday 30th January and NWRC’s Business Support Centre, Northland Building, Strand Road Campus on Thursday 31st January from 10am - 4pm.

Fergal Tuffy, Technology Innovation Manager at NWRC’s Business Support Centre explained:

‘’The £5,000 innovation voucher programme, funded by Invest N.I., enables entrepreneurs and businesses to tap into the expertise that exists in 3rd level institutions such as NWRC. It’s a great starting point for entrepreneurs and businesses to explore new innovative ideas.

‘’At the clinics they will be able to speak with some of our technical experts who specialise in area such as Food, Engineering and Product Design, Electronics, ICT, Creative and Digital Media and discuss their ideas and how to make them happen.We are happy to help entrepreneurs and businesses apply for the funding and then if successful we can agree a plan of work that will hopefully make their innovative idea a reality.

‘’We would encourage all entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses who have an idea for a new product or service, even if it is an innovation to a current product or service, to come along to one our innovation drop-in clinics in Strabane, Limavady or Derry and talk to a member of the team.’’

For more information about the Innovation Voucher Drop-In Clinics, call the Business Support Centre at the NWRC on 02871276170 or email