Innovate UK EDGE
Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth.
It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.
Each high-potential, innovative business in its portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. The specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.
Innovation and growth support
Innovate UK EDGE brings a range of services to help ambitious, innovative SMEs scale and grow. It helps businesses:
Its specialists can draw on resources such as programmes, events, innovation & international networks and domain expert colleagues. For some businesses, its resources, such as investment readiness programme Pitchfest and the Global Business Innovation Programme, will also be a gateway to its bespoke, specialist-led support.
It establishes strong relationships based on trust that support each business through its growth journey to scale: The most outstanding scaling businesses that are disrupting their industries, capable of internationalisation and achieving over 50% growth p.a. are invited to join the Scaleup Programme for enhanced support.
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Note: Until December 31st 2020 the majority of Innovate UK’s business growth support was delivered under the label Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)