North West Regional College, 78-80 Strand Rd, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7AL

InnovateUS Programme

InnovateUS Programme

Turn your creative ideas into tangible results for your business through our innovation programme which seeks:

  • Product diversification & differentiation
  • Launch first to market
  • Increase sales & profit margins
  • Increase market share & competitive advantage
  • Improve employee motivation and morale


The InnovateUs programme, funded by DfE, stimulates business growth and creativity through improving and creating new products and processes. This is achieved through businesses collaboratively working with our experienced technical consultants, which equates to over 30 hours free worth of support.

Typical support provided through the programme is:

  • CAD
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • Specialised ICT Software
  • New Product Development

InnovateUs provides support in the following areas; Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Food, Drink & Tourism, ICT and Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies.

You could get 30 hours fully funded support if you:

  • Have less than 50 employees
  • Are based in Northern Ireland
  • Are a private, for-profit company

Register your interest

Airporter worked with NWRC to develop a virtual reality tour navigational tool.
Airporter Customer Account Manager, Lisa Spence, pictured with NWRC Creative & Digital Media Technical Consultant, Aaron McKeever and Airporter Customer Service Advisor, Gemma Wild. Aaron helped the company develop a virtual reality tour navigational tool.
Gary Wade Director of Hegarty's Butchers with his Salt & Chilli Chicken Lean Meal which was created with the support of NWRC Foodovation Centre.
Gary Wade, Director of Hegarty's Butchers, pictured with the Salt & Chilli Chicken Lean Meal created with the support of NWRC Product Development Technical Consultant Rita O'Kane.