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The European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme
for Northern Ireland 2007 - 2013

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The new 'Climbit' exhibit launched at W5 on Friday 4th July 2014

The unique structure called “Climbit” is a brand new signature exhibit at W5 soaring three stories high. Visitors can explore a custom designed climbing structure that is part visually elegant three dimensional sculpture - part climbing frame, where children can stretch their muscles, test their limits, take safe risks, and develop confidence in their physical abilities.

Further information on 'Climbit', including a time lapsed film of its construction, can be found on the W5 website:


Pictured (L to R) Robert Fitzpatrick CEO of Odyssey Trust Company, Aine Kearney Director of Product Development NITB, Colette Fitzgerald Head of European Commission Office in Northern Ireland and Judith Harvey W5's General Manager

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is designated as Managing Authority for the Competitiveness Programme. The funding is delivered through three main spending Priorities:

  • Sustainable Competitiveness and Innovation;
  • Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship;
  • Improving Accessibility and Protecting and Enhancing the Environment;

In addition, a small percentage of the overall allocation is set aside for programme management, verification, evaluation and publicity activities.