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Innovation Bridge

Innovation Bridge

Innovation Bridge is a three-year business support project worth nearly £4m, running until summer 2019 offering access to:

  • three days of FULLY FUNDED academic support to help develop an action plan for developing a new product or service
  • grants of between £1,000 and £15,000, to implement your plans covering up to 30% of the investment

Innovation Bridge is open to:

  • start-up and existing businesses with fewer than 250 employees
  • businesses that are looking to grow and develop a new product or service
  • businesses based in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Rutland, South Kesteven, South Holland, Uttlesford District, North Hertfordshire and the South East Midlands: Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale, Northamptonshire and Cherwell District.

What can I expect?

A business adviser from a partner university will review your business needs with you and agree what type of support you need to grow and how the University could best help.

Based on this, a specialist academic will be appointed to work with you to develop your plans and may assist you to apply for a grant to implement the plan.

Get in touch

To find out if your business is eligible contact the Innovation Bridge team on 0300 300 8582 email or visit

Or contact us

T: 0800 328 5334

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