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    With corporate partners, mentors and industry experts

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    Community of 400 digital entrepreneurs and techies

  • Collaborate

    Linking you with the right people to grow your business

  • Create

    A valuable business with the best support in Birmingham

What the project does:

The Innovation Engine simulates demand for new or improved services, processes and products from local SME businesses.

It does this by bringing challenges from large organisations within the Life Sciences, Low Carbon, Digital and Creative sectors.

The project increases SME investment in research and innovation by enabling SMEs to participate in solving the challenges of larger organisations. The two fold approach of lowering the risk of innovation and increasing the market demand results in a more effective nd sustainable method of bringing new products, processes and services to market.

Eligibility & Application

The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund which enables the partners to provide 12 or more hours of support to help you improve your innovation capabilities and capacity through commercial opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria
  • A SME or technology innovator
  • Located in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Region
  • A turnover of less than €50m or £42m
  • Not in receipt of more than €200,000 or £168,000 of State Aid in the last 3 years.
Programme of Support

This programme of support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by the following partnership

  • Amey Plc
  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham Science Park Aston [Innovation Birmingham]
  • Universities Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University of Birmingham
  • West Midlands Combined Authority: Transport for West Midlands

If you would like to find out more about the programme or apply for support, please get in touch with us today. Call Hugo Russell on 0121 250 3504 or contact us using the button below.