National Virtual Incubator (NVI) Wales – At Cisco we are creating a ground-breaking digital platform, opening up new opportunities to help you explore and expand your ideas. Since its launch in 2011, the British Innovation Gateway (BIG) has introduced a variety of national initiatives to support entrepreneurs and technology start-ups and encourage wider collaboration between them. As a critical component to BIG, the National Virtual Incubator (NVI) is a pioneering new network supported by the UK government. The NVI connects incubation centres, research facilities, science parks and academic institutes through its growing number of national bases. These hubs are the NVI nodes. At these nodes you will be able to gather virtually in an online community and share common interests and goals regardless of physical location.