Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

Use the +/- buttons in the top left corner of the map to zoom in/out or click on the regions to display the NPA project stories.

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Innovating manufacturing

New technologies and innovations for rural manufacturers

South West College in Cookstown developed a diagnostic tool that helps SMEs to detect problems and solutions in manufacturing. Axon Power and Controls used this mechanism to find bottlenecks in the logistics process and to identify the areas that needed to improve if the company wants to expand. With the help of a mentor and a newly developed tool, the family-run cake business Lough Erne Cakes in Enniskillen identified key areas where to reduce energy consumption and costs, such as using a hybrid vehicle or low energy lighting.


Shane Nugent

Nugent Engineering

The entire management team engaged in a business objectives development workshop using the TARGET decision-based objectives toolkit. That output has formed the backbone of our key initiatives for 2018/9. In addition, the Business Improvement tool was incorporated into our Operations initiatives. Overall, the involvement with the TARGET programme has been very beneficial and the toolkit will be used again in 2019/20 objectives setting.