Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre has secured funding to offer Staffordshire businesses the support of an experienced business adviser.
“all at no cost to you”
How we can help?
• Grants of £5,400 available now (40% intervention on £13,500)
• Your own personal business advisor to help develop your business
• Ongoing support
• Suite of innovation workshops
• Access to information on additional funding
• Collaboration between researchers and companies
• Specialist intensive assistance (Marketing, Finance, ICT)
• Generate ideas for new or improved products and services
“focusing on collaborations which are about transferring good ideas, research results and skills between the knowledge base and business to enable innovative new products and services to be developed”
With Innovation being the focus of the Business Innovation Centre in Staffordshire it is no surprise that two of its employees – Sandra and Rachel have embraced innovation by investing in totally electric vehicles, in fact they have both invested in a Nissan Leaf.
It works quite well for the company as there are Electric Charging Points outside their office on the Staffordshire Technology Park in Stafford but unfortunately not as yet outside their Longton office at the Sutherland Institute.
There are a number of patents linked to the development and the running of the Nissan Leaf and a number of Trade Marks protecting the name and the logo and associated accessories. A fascinating world and if you would like to find out more about Patents and Trade Marks and other forms of Intellectual Property come and join the BIC at their next workshop on 6 July in Cannock – What IP do you Own? run by the Intellectual Property Office.
Entries will open on 16 June for this first time competition to celebrate the most innovative businesses in the Midlands. Five industry sectors will be assessed –
Manufacturing, Engineering and Utilities
Creative and digital
Science, technology and healthcare
Retail, consumer and leisure
We work with many successful innovative businesses who have developed fantastic new products and services – come on folks, have a go at Entering!
EIT Raw Materials are seeking innovative ideas from individuals, research team, entrepreneurs and early startup for new products, process and services.
Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2017
UP to 12,000 Euros, free training and webinars and support along the way
We would like to congratulate everybody who was shortlisted for the Sentinel Business Awards on Thursday 30 March 2017 and in particular to Johnson Tiles who won the Innovation Award sponsored by the BIC:
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