This launch event is for Cumbrian businesses to find out more about the support on offer through the £4.1M Cumbria Innovations Platform. This new collaborative business support project will help small and medium-sized businesses throughout Cumbria to grow by accelerating the research and development of new products and services.

The event will showcase support available through this project, which could be through:

- Managerial expertise to assist owners and managers to develop meaningful and innovative business ideas

- Access to key information around funding and protecting ideas for commercialisation

- Assessing technological expertise to help develop a new digital product or service

- Accessing specialist and cutting-edge equipment for idea testing, with the support of our leading research professionals and students.

The diverse range of expertise available through the project means this opportunity is open to businesses from any sector. The majority of support is provided at no cost to the business, and depended on the need of the businesses, could be around £20,000 in value.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is available to ERDF eligible companies.


09.30: Registration
10.00: Welcome from the project team 
10.20: Are you open to innovation? Group session
10.40: Live case studies from businesses who have benefited from working with the University 
11.20: Refreshments break
11.25: Innovation challenge 
12.10: Soap box session
 12.45: Buffet lunch & networking 
13.00: Close

To book your place, please register here: 

If you have any questions about the project or the event, please contact:

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