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

With expert support, funding and tailored resources. 

Start your innovation journey today

At GC Business Growth Hub we understand that it’s difficult to get innovative ideas moving because of problems with developing and commercialising them. A lack of finance, human resource, specialist know-how, time, technology, strategy or appropriate facilities can all be barriers.

The Hub’s innovation specialists will help you shape and strengthen your business to overcome these issues, accelerating 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 that provides tangible outcomes; transferring knowledge, data and expertise into your business; and access to innovation funding and supporting your application

Our innovation team works on a one-to-one basis with businesses, from an initial diagnostic to identify top challenges, through to developing a route-to-market plan and on to full launch and commercialisation.

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


Explore the solutions that will make your business better

Innovation Support Innovation Support

Access support to help your business innovate, develop and grow

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Innovation Network Innovation Network

Connect with like-minded businesses, investors, research organisations and more

Masterclasses Masterclasses

Learn from your peers, industry experts and innovation specialists through our Innovation masterclasses

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Innovation In Action

Supercharge your products and services, and inject new energy into your business.

Innovation in Action will help your business think differently and create real growth.

Innovation In Action

We've supported businesses just like you

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Discover innovative insights and more

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£5,000 Innovation Vouchers

Get the funding you need to access expert support to help your business innovate, develop and grow.

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Other ways we can help

Take a look at the other services available at GC Business Growth Hub

Transform products and processes, stay ahead of the competition, develop a green USP

We offer tailored support to increase competiveness and profitability through the development of new products, packaging, processes or services, or redesigning existing ones for higher environmental performance.

Do you want tailored support to increase competiveness and profitability through the development of new products, packaging, processes or services for higher environmental performance?

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Use digital technology to grow your business

Are you a growing company looking to create an IT strategy, optimise your digital marketing strategy or a tech-savvy firm looking at new and advanced ways to deploy digital and tech in the workplace?

We can help you benefit from the huge opportunities that digital technology can bring, transform the ways you work, and future-proof your business in the digital age.

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