Road Show to boost local businesses

The benefit of innovation to businesses will be the key message at the iOTA Road Show in Banbridge District Enterprise, on Friday June 20.

iOTA helps people understand what innovation in business is, why it is important, and what help businesses can avail of. They offer a programme of innovation support to local businesses including, innovation mentoring and advice, workshops, and master classes.

Businesses that attend can avail of free advice and guidance from a range of organisations including local authority representatives, education providers, and business support organisations.

The iOTA Programme, which is part funded through the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme, is seeking to demystify the process of innovation and will help build innovation into local businesses.

The iOTA Programme is an exceptional opportunity for existing businesses in the Banbridge area to learn more about innovation and develop their innovation capability by accessing new skills, expertise and knowledge.

The aim is to target as many businesses as possible and thus contribute to the competitiveness of the region.

Individuals and companies in Banbridge looking to develop their business should attend the iOTA road show.

Paul Miller from Horizon Two Six will speak on innovation and the reasons why businesses should embed innovation into their business.

Clare Medland of Rolltack from Dromara, inventor of a clever portable saddle trolley, will speak about the development and production of the Rolltack.

The iOTA Programme is open to individuals, micro enterprises and SMEs in the following council areas in Northern Ireland – Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down, Newry and Mourne and North Down as well as Counties Louth and Monaghan in the south of Ireland and will be delivered by a cross border consortium led by Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency.

For further information or to participate, please contact Ciaran Cunningham on 028 4066 2260, 07808 915781 or email or Aveen McVeigh on 028 3025 2684 or email