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Innovation Discovery

Powering businesses to create and commercialise products and services, and challenge the status quo

With expert support, funding and tailored resources.

Unleash Your Innovation

Innovation has never been more important for small and medium-sized businesses, leading to stronger turnover performance, better productivity and a higher level of competitiveness. 

Innovation Discovery is a comprehensive service for SMEs in Greater Manchester that will unleash your innovation and give you a clear pathway to discovering new commercial opportunities.

GC Business Growth Hub’s innovation specialists have delivered tangible benefits to hundreds of SMEs and we understand only too well the difficulties in getting new ideas moving.  Our mission is to help your business to overcome these issues and accelerate the time it takes to bring new products or services to market.

Areas you can receive support with include: addressing technical challenges with short or long-term solutions; accessing research or testing; transferring knowledge, data and expertise into your business; and access to innovation funding and supporting your application.

To access expert support, funding and tailored resources, email BGHinnovation@growthco.uk and connect with your local innovation advisor.

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Testimonials

Multiwood Products

“The Hub’s specialist advisors are really helping us stand out in the market and generate more business.” - Ben Allan, Creative Director

Hallidays Hydropower

“They have helped us to form new partnerships with universities, as well as introduce us to new companies and industry contacts, which have proven invaluable.” - Richard Tate, Project Manager

ScrewQuick

“The results have enabled us to win new business and develop our portfolio of certification. Their support has been excellent.” - Louise King, Director

Healthstrong

“I would highly recommend GC Business Growth Hub to any local based business seeking support and to explore the possibility of an Innovation Voucher towards research and study.” - Oliver Briggs, Founder

Healthstrong

“I would highly recommend GC Business Growth Hub to any local based business seeking support and to explore the possibility of an Innovation Voucher towards research and study.” - Oliver Briggs, Founder

ScrewQuick

“The results have enabled us to win new business and develop our portfolio of certification. Their support has been excellent.” - Louise King, Director

GJD Manufacturing wanted to explore new ways of increasing revenues through product innovation. Since getting fully-funded support the Rochdale business "has gone from strength to strength" says Managing Director Mark Tibbenham.

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Additional Support

Collaboration

We can help you access leading knowledge, facilities and equipment. From world-leading universities and specialist organisations, there is a wealth of expertise at your fingertips that could be used to support innovation in your business.

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Funding

Get the funding you need to access expert support to help your business innovate, develop and grow. Innovation Vouchers enable SMEs in Greater Manchester to apply for up to £5,000 to accelerate the development of innovative products and services.

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