Innovation

Innovation

Innovate 2 Succeed

Innovate 2 Succeed (I2S) drives growth of small and medium sized businesses by raising innovation capacity.

Is Innovate 2 Succeed for you?

I2S could be for you if you:

  • Have an appetite to grow the business and its revenue through the introduction of new products and services and/or by accessing new markets?
  • Would like to enhance you in-house skills for managing innovation and creating new opportunities for business?
  • Would benefit from an independent assessment of your current approach to innovation accompanied by some recommendations on how you could enhance this?

Overview of the Innovate 2 Succeed programme

The I2S programme is designed to support ambitious businesses that wish to grow and recognise that innovation will play a critical role in their growth plans.

Participation is selective and worth in the region of £5,000, but is fully funded for eligible companies.

Innovation Management specialists will work with companies to understand the barriers to process, product and service innovation and provide support to develop a bespoke action plan to help overcome the challenges and achieve strategic growth plans.

What to expect

  • An initial meeting with an Innovation Management specialist
  • Online questionnaire to benchmark your current approach to innovation
  • De-brief meeting to talk about the results
  • Planning session to investigate your approach to innovation management in more depth and set overall objectives
  • Creation of a bespoke Innovation Management Action Plan to deliver against objectives and anticipated impact
  • Support to deliver the Innovation Management Action Plan as required
  • Review results

The I2S programme provides up to 7 days of support for small and medium sized businesses over a period of 3 -6 months. The business:adviser time commitment ratio equates to approximately 4:1 days so the you need to commit this time resource.

Contact

See http:///www.rtcnorth.co.uk/programmes/innovate2succeed-enquiry.php for further details and to register your interest.

Funding

This is a fully funded programme. Support is provided under the General Block Exemption Regulation 651/2014 (“GBER”) – Article 28 Innovation Aid for SMEs and will need to be declared to any other public body intending to provide aid.

  • RTC North
  • Enterprise Europe Network
  • European Commission

Get in Touch

Contact us today for help and advice on starting or growing your business.

Tel: 0844 257 8450

Email: info@cumbriachamber.co.uk