Got any bright ideas?
If you are a business owner, chances are you have a good idea for a new product or service on a regular basis.
Some you might already have resources with which to take the idea further and see whether it will fly. Others, however, may leave you wondering, well, it’s a brilliant idea that I just can’t get out of my head but I am not quite sure how to take this forward. Where can get the expertise I need?
And that’s where Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI) may just be able to help.
The £3m ERDF-funded project is a collaboration between the University of Plymouth and Cornwall Innovation (the folks who run those impressive innovation centres across the county). The aim is to support businesses looking to adopt innovative processes or bring an innovative product or service to market. Recognised specialists and certified innovation professionals are on hand to guide you towards the next step to make your idea a reality.
ATI is headed up by Senior Project Manager Jo Hancock who has previously been at the helm of numerous business start-up projects during her time at Truro and Penwith College, including Spark which was responsible for helping a fair number of new businesses in Cornwall get off the ground. Her team of business innovation advisers will be able to directly connect you to relevant experts in your field from the University of Plymouth.
If you would like to find out more, Cornish Partnerships are running a series of networking events in partnership with ATI and the Innovation Centre. The next one takes place on Friday 23th November at Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn at 8.30am and also features a presentation by marketing specialist Gareth Looker of Looker Communications.