Innovation Bridge is a new three-year £3.896 million economic development project, running until summer 2019 offering free support to help small to medium sized businesses innovate and grow.
Through this programme you can gain:
Step 1: Register for the project online and then there is an initial free assessment conducted by our Business Development Manager, either face-to-face or over the phone with you
Step 2: Based on this assessment, the Business Development Manager will source a specialist academic who will develop a free innovation action plan outlining potential support to develop a new product or service. The report will recommend a range of support activities and resources applicable to your requirements, for example: identifying equipment; recommending prototyping and drawing on Anglia Ruskin's existing research.
Step 3: You can then apply for a grant of up to 30% of the costs that will help you implement elements of the recommended innovation action plan.
The match-funded grant programme enables a business to further develop the new products or services and claim up to 30% of the total investment (between £1,000 and £15,000) as a grant.
The programme is open to the following:
To find out more please contact Tom Bates, Business Development Manager at Anglia Ruskin on 01223 69 5878 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view the Innovation Bridge flyer PDF here.