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Growing The Digital Economy

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About Us

Our Growing the Digital Economy programme aims to accelerate the growth of the digital economy sector in the Derry City and Strabane District areas.  

Providing a range of specialist mentoring, training and business development initiatives for companies whose core business is digital,  it will also offer digital literacy support and one-to-one mentoring for companies whose core business is not digital but who could achieve significant growth by increasing their digital capability.

The programme is designed to contribute to the Growing the Digital Economy Strategy.  It is part-financed by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Development Fund (ERDF) under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.   The programme will run until 30 June 2015.

Key components of the Growing the Digital Economy Programme are:

Animation and Development

Animation and Development of the Digital Economy Sector

Stimulation of Business Demand for Super Connected City

Ensuring digital and non-digital businesses take full advantage of the city’s unique digital proposition. This includes an awareness raising campaign directed at businesses across all sectors to promote the wider benefits of Superfast Broadband to business.  Our activities are designed to promote broadband capability and awareness.  Using digital literacy masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring support we will support your business plan and implement digital technology into the business.

Enterprise Development

If you are looking to grow your digital business in the Derry City and Strabane District area, whatever stage your digital business is at we can offer your support.

  • Pre-Start activities to stimulate a pipeline of aspiring digital entrepreneurs
  • Start-up activities to help budding entrepreneurs move their business concept forward
  • Growth activities for post-start, fledgling and established digital businesses develop the necessary business skills and make the necessary business connections to help their business grow and access mainstream help and support.  
    The programme offers specialist support to access expertise, gain inspiration, be innovative and develop new collaborations and joint projects.  The support available can be made on a one-to-one and a sub-sector basis.


Register now for mentor support or sign up to the programme now to find out how we can help your business.