innovation for growth

Innovation for Growth Helps North West SMEs

A £3.8 million programme to provide free support to 300 “innovation-focused” small and medium-sized businesses has been launched in the North West. Until March 2013, Innovation for Growth will offer training workshops, masterclasses and tailored feedback in four key areas: customer focus and innovation managing networks and collaborations competitive advantage through people and processes project and change management. The programme, which is supported by Business Link and funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Lancaster University Management School will also give businesses access to students and staff at the University’s highly-regarded Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED). Small businesses will be selected for the programme on the ba... »