Innovate 2 Succeed

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Innovation is fundamental to the success of a business. With many owners looking for ways to grow their business, a tailored programme of innovation can provide you with the support required to achieve these goals.

Innovate2Succeed is a fully-funded* programme designed to support ambitious SMEs that recognise innovation plays an integral role in their growth plans. It offers up to 7 days tailored support from an Innovation Adviser and can support your senior team to address important areas of innovation management.

Delivered by Exemplas, part of the University of Hertfordshire, we have experience of delivering quality business support services to over half a million SMEs.

Delivered through a tailored four step programme, the Innovate2Succeed programme provides eligible organisations with support from experienced innovation specialists.

Step 1: A review of your business is carried out by a specialist Innovation Adviser to identify innovation strengths, weaknesses and gaps in your organisation. Some of the areas covered include:

Step 2: An action plan will be agreed between you and the Innovation Adviser based on the outcomes of the review, to develop the culture and framework for a legacy to support future innovation.

Step 3: Your business will receive tailored coaching and mentoring from your Innovation Adviser to support you to deliver the outcomes of the action plan.

Step 4: A final review takes place to measure the impact the programme has had on your organisation.

This programme is designed for small to medium enterprises (SME) showing innovation potential to help enhance innovation management capability. Support is available to businesses based in Hertfordshire or Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough.

 What our customers say: 

“We are extremely satisfied with the support provided and the way our adviser has guided us through innovation. It has given us a structure that has really helped us seize the opportunity with the printed artwork chocolates." 

Carrie Benn
 Director at Shout Promotional Merchandise

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Get in touch to find out how our programme can help you. Just complete this enquiry form.


*The programme is jointly funded by Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Innovate2Succeed aims to increase the effectiveness in generating and commercially exploiting ideas of high growth, innovative SMEs, as well as those showing innovation potential but facing barriers to innovative performance. Delivered by Exemplas, part of the University of Hertfordshire, the UK's leading business-facing university, we work with an emerging generation of SME owners and managers to help them move from start up to sustainability. Over half a million SMEs have benefited from our visionary support and guidance to help them grow and fulfil their potential. 

To discuss the programme with one of our Innovation Advisers, complete the enquiry form here or call us on 01707 398222‚Äč


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