• Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing

  • Creative & Digital Media

  • Food, Drink & Tourism

  • ICT

  • Life & Health Services

  • Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies

The InnovateUs Programme

will provide innovation and R&D support for small and microbusiness. It is planned that this will lead to improved levels of compamy creativity and business growth through new and improved product and process development. The programme will help develop a new modern economic development infrastructure which brings together industry and academia into a structured working environment.

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Micro Clusters

Company micro-clusters will involve the grouping of local companies who can be mutually beneficial to each other through synergies in their services or product ranges.

Industry Mentoring

Industry mentoring to SME’s to provide specialist knowledge, held within the Colleges.

Seminars or Workshops

Seminars or workshops for knowledge transfer symposia, identifying latest technology knowledge, and highlighting international marketing opportunities for SME’s.


Knowledge EnhancementEngagements, with further education staff delivering research and development services.

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