Competence Centres offer companies an opportunity to develop new products, processes and services and bring them more quickly to global markets, as well as giving local businesses access to leading edge solutions and skills.
The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy is one such Competence Centre and focuses on developing highly innovative technologies for the sustainable energy sector. This article on the InvestNI website what a Competence Centre can offer.
In Northern Ireland there are three other Competence Centres operating in the following areas connected health, advanced engineering and agri-food. These are areas that Northern Ireland has particular expertise.