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VARA clients success in securing over €2 Million R&D and Commercialisation funding University Research clients of VARA Innovation Specialists have had an excellent run of successful funding applications and secured […]

The best ideas really are the most simple..

Scientists in Norway have found that painting one of the three blades on a wind turbine black reduces avian deaths by 72%. If this “contrast painting” were to be implemented […]

VARA Helping Covid 19 Frontline Workers in Ireland

VARA collaborating on ‘Hero’ Face Shields for Covid 19 Frontline Healthcare Workers. VARA, has been coordinating a response from a collective of companies throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland to help Heroic […]

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting..

It may seem strange to hear someone who is helping you to develop a business strategy say… how can our over-arching vision be to grow this business in a way that puts […]

VARA is delighted to be attending the 2 Day Strategyzer Masterclass in London next week, delivered by Alexander Osterwalder. Alex is lead author of Business Model Generation and Value […]

Commercialisation Funding success for VARA client WiSAR

VARA Innovation Specialists conducted a Competitive Feasibility Fund (CFF) commercial assessment for Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s WiSAR Lab recently. We are delighted that WiSAR has subsequently been awarded Commercialisation Funding […]

ICURe Bootcamp – Third Cohort

VARA Innovation Specialists were delighted to again be involved in delivering customer discovery training to the third cohort of 16 research teams from 13 UK Universities participating on the North […]

ICURe NxNW Bootcamp January 2019

VARA is looking forward to delivering training to the second cohort of 16 teams on the North by Northwest (NxNW) ICURe bootcamp in Manchester this week. We have a […]

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader gets help to adjust the sails…

One of the biggest barriers to growth for many businesses is that the MD or senior team is too busy with the days work to make changes that would make life […]