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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

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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

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

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Innovation masterclasses

Accelerating your Innovation Journey - December

Supercharge your products and services, and inject new energy into your business. This masterclass will help your business think differently and create real growth.

Date: 4th December 2019
Format: Workshops
Location: Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

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Venturefest 2019

With a unique mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, exhibitors and networking opportunities, the region’s largest event of its kind is in its sixth year and 2018 was the biggest yet.

Date: 20th November 2019
Format: Conferences
Location: Manchester Central
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Commercialising your Innovation - October

Innovation is essential for business growth - is not just about invention, inventors and products, it's the successful exploitation of new ideas.

Date: 22nd October 2019
Format: Workshops
Location: Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm

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Not in innovation?

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

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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Get going with your great idea

Do you have the ambition to create a company that has the potential to either employ five people and/or have turnover in excess of £250,000 within three years?

We’ll help you plan, launch and develop your business long-term. We can provide feedback on your business plans to date, present you with fresh ideas and introduce you to additional services and ways of accessing finance.

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Understanding your financial needs

Are you looking to expand your business but know you can only do so with additional financial support? Do you need help to understand how best to approach funders and the type of questions they might ask?

We help SMEs whether they are seeking finance for the first time, have been declined by a lender and/or are looking for additional sources of funding.

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