Technology Business of the Year
Recognising all forms of successfully applied innovation, from new products and services to a culture of improvement, this Award celebrates the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry.
We want to hear about all innovations whether they are commercial, marketing, operational or environmental.
This award is open to businesses who can demonstrate, in the last two years (from January 2017), skill, creativity and innovation in the development of a unique product, service or design.
Award sponsored by: North West Regional College
North West Regional College (NWRC) is a leading provider of Further and Higher Education and skills training in Northern Ireland, and has five main campuses across Limavady, Derry-Londonderry, and Strabane, supporting over 10,000 students each year in achieving their learning and career ambitions.
The College has 4 main curriculum departments, each catering for school leavers, mature students, professionals, community organisations, and the unemployed. Students undertake full-time or part-time study programmes in a range of professional and technical areas.
NWRC makes a significant contribution to the local economy both as an employer and a provider of education and training. It remains determined to help local agencies and organisations access the training required to develop the skills and confidence of the local workforce.
The College has a dedicated Business Support Centre which manages its engagement with industry, providing support to businesses through training and up-skilling, and assisting companies to source funding to undertake innovation, research and development.
The College has recently invested in a new Product Design Centre (PDC) at our Greystone Campus which assists entrepreneurs and businesses to turn their ideas into reality, with a range of advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment.