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Innovate Northamptonshire

Innovate Northamptonshire

The Innovate Northamptonshire project aims to promote research and innovation within the small and medium sized enterprises across Northamptonshire. Running until February 2019, the project offers a combination of workshops, advice, demonstrator visits and financial assistance depending upon the innovation need of each SME. 

There are many reasons to introduce innovation into your business whether it’s achieving cost savings through streamlined processes, being able to offer a new product or service to your customers or introducing something brand new to the market to give you that competitive edge. However as an SME it’s often difficult to know where to start and who to go to for expert advice.

Innovate Northamptonshire aims to provide you with the support you need to help you identify the growth potential of your business, develop an innovation action plan and seek the expert advice or financial assistance required to take your plan forward.

As a participant in Innovate Northamptonshire you will have access to: 

  • A series of four half-day workshops designed to address the key building blocks of innovation
  • Ongoing adviser support for the duration of the project and specifically to support the development of an innovation plan
  • A tailored package of support for each business including, where appropriate, grant or voucher funding to enable expert collaboration.    

Workshops will be available from February 2017, delegates will be expected to attend a minimum of three workshops before advancing to develop their Innovation Plan with their Business Adviser.

The project will support SMEs across the county with a particular focus on the four key sectors: High Performance Technologies, Agri-tech including Food and Drink, Creative and Cultural Industries and Logistics.

Innovate Northamptonshire is delivered by the Northamptonshire Growth Hub partners and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

To register your interest in the project please email us at

Meet The Team

Ben CrosbyProjects & Grants Executive
Cathy MartinProjects & Grants Manager
Charlotte PatrickKnowledge Transfer & Key Sector Manager

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