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NWRC Opens Limavady Product Design Centre

10 December 2018

Connected NI were proud to support North West Regional College (NWRC) as they opened their Product Design Centre (PDC) this month.

Based at the college’s Greystone Campus in Limavady the PDC is a brand new state of the art facility for businesses and organisations keen to create new products or improve existing ones.

The centre boasts cutting edge technology that companies and entrepreneurs need to turn their ideas into a market ready reality. As well as the latest tech, the PDC also offers a consultancy service that works to assess business needs and supports companies through the process from beginning to end.

Fergal Tuffy, Technology Innovation Manager at NWRC’s Business Support Centre commented on the involvement of Connected NI saying:

“The Connected funding was instrumental in funding the NWRC to engage with businesses, identify their needs in the Product Design Centre and then allow us to identify the equipment and facilities that could answer the needs of businesses. Without the funding of Connected the Centre would not have happened.”

He added:

“The Product Design Centre is a place where an idea can be turned into an invoice. The Centre can offer a number of areas of support from our experienced and skilled engineers, business advice and detailed research and testing. “

Visual Artist Sara Cunningham-Bell, and engineering designer, Simon Green of Florian have already benefited from the services of the design team. Both have been developing new products in collaboration with NRWC, utilising the centre’s digital fabrication techniques.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Product Design Centre, or to talk about a potential business idea or opportunity, call 028 71 278783.