Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) has today launched a suite of Innovation and Growth Services, which are available for all businesses located within its world-leading innovation district to access.
The eight programmes are designed to support businesses at every stage of their growth journey, in addition to inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Dr Carol Costello, Chair of KQ Liverpool, said: “We measure our success upon the achievements of the businesses that are located within KQ Liverpool, and helping to nurture and grow those businesses is of utmost importance to us.
“That is why we have developed a range of wrap-around support services for each and every business that makes up this thriving ecosystem.
“The programmes are designed to support start-up creation, accelerate scale-up growth, and encourage inward investment into Liverpool City Region, as well as creating tangible aspirations for local students to develop STEM based careers right here on their doorstep.”
Today’s announcement builds upon the existing KQ Base soft landing programme and KQ Grow business support service, which have already seen a number of organisations benefit from.
Cleo Cosens, Sales & Marketing Manager, at Pulse Systems, said: “Having the option to access a range of complementary support services has been invaluable for us. We attended a KQ Grow drop-in event last year and were subsequently introduced to a number of local experts who have been able to guide us on our growth journey.”
Now forming part of an extensive suite of support services, KQ Liverpool is prioritising the inclusive innovation agenda and is helping to grow a network of advocates for its dynamic innovation district.
Rachael Patterson, Policy and Marketing Manager at KQ Liverpool, added: “The KQ Liverpool ecosystem thrives thanks to its collaborative outlook and partnership networks.
“Our dedicated KQ Liverpool team works to facilitate these connections, make referrals to our expert advisory partners, and run a series of events, which is all provided at no cost to the businesses that benefit from them.”
The newly added Innovation and Growth Services have a strong focus on culture, connections and careers, helping to bring together the people that make the place. Initiatives include Sixth Form Into Science, KQ Culture and KQ Connect.
Colin Sinclair, CEO of KQ Liverpool said: “With culture playing such a crucial role in the regeneration of Liverpool City Region, it is key that we continue to nurture our cultural offering across KQ Liverpool through a range of community initiatives, in which the people that live, work and learn in our innovation district can have a direct impact on its development.”
Find out more about the full range of KQ Liverpool Innovation & Growth Services.