Entries by Ciaran McKane

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Women in tech championed at Enterprise Week 2020

A Women in Tech-themed event and startup pitching competition have been announced as part of the upcoming Derry-Strabane Enterprise Week 2020. The 5th March event, hosted by leading startup community and platform Startacus, will focus on the wider themes of diversity and inclusion, and aims to inspire and motivate attendees through discussions, key-note speakers, workshops, […]

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NW is gateway to UK and EU markets, US investors told

The North West region’s unique strategic cross-border location and pipeline of talent were the key messages to potential US investors during a recent trade mission to Philadelphia and Boston. A number of focused engagements with industry specialists, foreign direct investment executives and venture capitalists took place during the weeklong Ireland North West trade and investment […]


Peace Tree unveiled in Ebrington Square

A sculpture in tribute to Ireland’s largest youth-led peace event has been launched in Ebrington Square, featuring peace pledges by pupils from more than 400 schools. The Amazing the Space Peace Pledge Tree, a seven-metre high sculpture by local artist Maurice Harron, has leaves containing pledges penned by students across Northern Ireland and the border […]

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€1.6 million of Erasmus+ funding for NWRC

North West Regional College (NWRC) has secured a huge €1.6 million of Erasmus+ funding, giving staff and students opportunities to study and work across Europe during the next 24 months. The funding will be used for staff and students from many of the college’s curriculum areas to travel to partner countries including Germany, Norway, Sweden, […]

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Industry leaders consider future of business at London seminar

A local delegation of commercial, educational and local government leaders have attended a seminar in London to discuss the factors shaping business growth as we enter 2020. The event, hosted by the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency, London & Partners, brought together leaders in financial and professional services and technology to debate how innovation […]

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NWRC launches Health Innovation Hub to support independent living

A Health Innovation Hub promoting innovative solutions to support living well independently has been launched at the North West Regional College (NWRC). The Design Innovation Assisted Living Centre (DIAL) in the heart of the college’s Strand Road campus, is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and provides a space where education, business, and […]

State-of-the-art IT lab opens at Magee

Northern Ireland’s largest IT company Allstate has opened a state-of-the-art computing lab at Ulster University’s Magee campus, representing a major investment in educational resources for the North West.   The new lab, based in the university’s School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems at Magee, is a boost to the core teaching competencies in Computer Science, Artificial […]

More praise and plaudits for A Bump Along The Way

A Bump Along the Way, the hit comedy drama filmed entirely in Derry-Londonderry, has continued its run of success with nominations at the prestigious British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs). The film, which stars local actress Bronagh Gallagher as Pamela, a single mother who becomes pregnant after a one-night-stand, has received glowing reviews since its international […]