South West College has been selected as Northern Ireland’s national centre for innovation by the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) www.innovationinstitute.org.uk The launch of ‘IKE NI’ is an extension of SWC’s recent Investors in Innovations standard awarded by the UK Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange. The College is the first organisation in Northern Ireland to achieve this standard and now sits with an elite group of companies and academic institutions across the UK who have shown a commitment to innovation.
The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE)
The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE) is the UK’s professional body for innovators responsible for accrediting and certifying innovation practices. It also offers business solutions and delivers a range of executive education and training programmes to organisations to strengthen and accelerate their innovation capability.
Professor Sa’ad Medhat is the founding Chief Executive of Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, the UK professional body for innovators and a leading provider of SciTech innovation and growth services to business, education and government.
The Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange NI
IKE NI will involve the delivery of accredited and non-accredited innovation training and technical mentoring to companies across Northern Ireland to strengthen innovation capacity throughout the region and the knowledge exchange system between colleges and businesses.