Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in businesses that drive economic growth.
It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-led companies, Including Innovate UK grant winners. It provides specialist-led support for high-potential ambitious businesses who would benefit from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Each specialist provides bespoke support to the business, working closely with its leadership, in helping to identify the most productive ways to accelerate growth.
Key priority areas include:
- Build your capacity for Innovations to grow and scale – Protect & harness your IP, improve innovation management and access the innovation ecosystem globally through our expertise & networks
- Source innovation funding & finance to grow and scale – Find the best option and get investment ready with our help, to propel your growth
- Open new markets to grow and scale – Connections & guidance to expand into vertical & international markets and achieve scale
Often these priorities are closely linked, especially in the case of scaling businesses which must align all business functions to achieve a step change in growth. Our Scaleup Programme prepares companies who have already benefited from our high growth service and other innovation-led driven businesses with 50%+ growth potential for just such a transformation.
Who’s it for?
Established ambitious, innovative small to medium sized businesses.