How it works

The NVI programme is built around four key areas:

  • Membership – join a UK-wide innovation eco-system, irrespective of physical location
  • Community – engage in industry-wide forums and discussions relating to your area of interest
  • Commercialisation – access investors, customers, competitions, mentors and more
  • Information Sharing – participate in UK and international innovation and business events

By taking up residence at an NVI node, entrepreneurs or start-ups are automatically eligible to participate in the NVI programme and connect with innovators with common interests across the UK, as well as gain access to a whole host of benefits to aid them not only in developing their products and services but in growing as a business, irrespective of their physical location - whilst at the same time benefiting from the services provided at their local innovation centres.

State of the art Cisco Telepresence collaboration technology is installed at each node, allowing NVI members to collaborate, attend virtual events  and enjoy instant dialogue with fellow NVI innovators and ecosystem partners.