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