About the Project

Are you an ambitious business wishing to scale up and grow through innovation? Are you planning on launching new services or products to market, or existing services and products to new markets?

innovate2succeed (i2s) is an intensive coaching programme designed to help high growth businesses scale up through innovation.

Designed for SMEs with a sustainable business model looking to grow, i2s recognises that innovation needs to form part of growth plan and will help to create a culture of innovation and overcome barriers to growth.

The fully funded programme will help your business:

  • Understand how to stimulate and implement innovation
  • Access new sources of finance
  • Identify new markets for existing products or services
  • Develop or review internal process
  • Gain the knowledge to make informed decisions

Innovation specialists provide analysis and strategic support to help identify barriers to growth and innovation through the help of an innovation toolkit.

After an initial assessment of the business’ potential, the specialists will agree with you a bespoke package of expert support modules and refer you to support organisations such as universities, grant providers and national programmes, to help you achieve your goals.

Modules include:

  • Access to Finance
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property Review
  • Innovation in Selling and Marketing
  • Innovation in Digital Marketing
  • Innovation in Export

Delivered by Business West, programme is funded by the ERDF and Innovate UK. It has already helped businesses across Swindon & Wiltshire, and Devon and Somerset.

One local business, Ramer, said: “innovate2succed has really helped us to fast track our new product development and launch programmes, allowing us to progress our new lines with support from market experts.

“It’s given us the confidence that our innovation plans are targeted and properly informed. We would thoroughly recommend it to other businesses that are targeting ambitious growth through innovation.”

Find out more at www.innovate2succed.co.uk or contact Melissa Catalano at i2senquiries@businesswest.co.uk