Bubbling over with ideas?

Innovation is your key to growth

Firstly, let's clarify what business innovation is, as people often confuse innovation with invention and think only businesses that are actively researching and developing new products (invention) can be considered to be innovative. That is not the case, and most businesses, whether in the product or service industry and whether they predominately supply consumers or other businesses have innovation in their working practices that they often are unaware of. Innovation is the key to making a meaningful difference to customers and clients and is often the spark that ignites business growth.

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has a dedicated team of Innovation Growth Specialists available to help your business identify and exploit the innovation inherent in your buiness. They offer tailored support to help you understand how to maximise the potential of your innovation in order to grow your business.

In general terms they will help you to explore the following key areas:

Exploiting business innovation: Developing a commercial strategy and building a team to deliver it; protecting & harnessing your IP; improving innovation management & accessing the innovation ecosystem globally

Sourcing funding and finance: Applying the right strategy to secure grants and capital for your business, enhancing investor appeal and getting investment ready to propel your growth

Opening new markets: Creating connections to partners & leveraging insights to expand into vertical & international markets and achieve scale.

If your business is innovation-driven and growing, then one of Innovation & Growth Specialists can work together with you to maximise your company’s potential. More information on some specific business areas that we can help you to review, innovate and improve can be found here

What do we do?

Exploring Business Innovation… what does this mean in practice?

Our team of specialists help to simplify and plan the way forward for your business. Innovating within your business can be as simple as implementing new ideas, new services or planning to bring a new product to market.

We provide bespoke client-led support to stabilise your business, support with growth plans by helping to review and adapt business models, exploit intellectual assets and examine your supply chains to make them ready for internationalisation.

We help your business to enter global markets by finding international partnerships by utilising our partnering platforms

How we can help?

  • Growth and Upscaling Strategies
  • Protecting and Enhancing Your Intellectual Property
  • Exploring and Expanding on Local & International Markets
  • Searching for International Partnerships
  • Find knowledge, funding, R&D projects, businesses and experts
  • Unpick the maze of business support and Innovation Support available to your business

Who can we help?

If you’re in the process of taking your business to the next level we would love to have a chat to find out how we help you in your journey!

Contact us today

To learn how your business can benefit from our support, please email us on innovation@wnychamber.co.uk

West and North Yorkshire Chamber is an Innovate UK Business Growth delivery partner for the region.

Innovate UK Busines Growth is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It is a publicly-funded service available to all high-potential small to medium-sized innovation-driven companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.



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