The Techies in Residence Programme are hosting a number of workshops aimed at the VCSE community to give people a little insight into the programme, what are the steps and what type of project would suit the programme. We’re hosting these at a range of venues across Northern Ireland, over lunch times, and the Innovate-NI team will be on hand to help answer any questions about the programme, what the supports on offer are, and also with case studies of projects that we’ve supported in the past and how Techies in Residence helped them on their journey.

The dates of the programme are:

  • Mid Ulster
    06/11/18- Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, Burn Road, Cookstown. 09:00-12:30
  • Derry City & Strabane- Launch of Strategic Plan for NWCN, contact Roisin to register
    08/11/18- Holywell Trust, 10-14 Bishop Street, Derry BT48 6PW, 12:30-14:00
  • Causeway Coast & Glens
    12/11/18- Garvagh & District Development Association, 85 Main Street, Garvagh, 12:30-14:00
  • Derry City & Strabane
    13/11/18- Holywell Trust, 10-14 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6PW, 12:30-14:00
  • Newry Mourne & Down
    14/11/18- Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency, 27 WIN Business Park Road, Newry, BT35 6PH, 12:30-14:00
  • Greater Belfast (How to get the best out of Social Media Event)
    15/11/18 –  Conference room, Social Economy Village, Work West, 1B Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0XS 09:30-12:30
  • Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon (Social Economy Event)
    15/11/18- Ulster Carpets, Garvaghy Road, Portadown, 12:00-14:00
  • Greater Belfast
    16/11/18- NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB
  • Lisburn & Castlereagh
    22/11/18-Elm Room, Civic Headquarters, Lisburn BT27 4RL- 12:30-14:00

Each of the sessions is free, but for catering purposes, please register at the links provided. Some of these events are in conjunction with other events and are listed as such.

What is Techies in Residence?

Digital technology holds huge potential to help the VCSE sector develop new solutions to social problems. The Techies in Residence programme, now in its fourth year, brings together the respective expertise of digital technology experts and the VCSE sector to create, develop and implement new digital social innovations in Northern Ireland.

Social Innovation simply refers to the creation and implementation of new solutions to social problems, that are more effective or efficient than existing solutions. Community Foundation NI is committed to supporting the Northern Ireland Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector to expand its knowledge and practice in the field of social innovation.

Techies in Residence harnesses technical expertise from Northern Ireland’s leading technology firms to support new social innovation projects devised by local VCSE sector organisations.

The Techies in Residence programme is an initiative of Social Innovation NI, managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, and is funded by Comic Relief. Innovate-NI have been appointed by the Foundation as Managing Agent for the ongoing development and delivery of Techies in Residence.

In this session, we’ll provide information for the Techies in Residence Programme and outline how your organisation can benefit and get involved.