Institute for Aerospace Technology

IAT to offer new business support programme for local SMEs

Small businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will be able to access free innovation support as a result of a new £20.3m programme being run by three local universities.

‘Enabling Innovation’ is a three year collaborative programme involving the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, which will provide support to over 2,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over three years.

Focusing on ‘enabling technologies’, it aims to stimulate an innovation ecosystem designed to commercialise cutting edge R&D, support product and process innovation within SMEs and drive innovation through supply chains. In-depth support will be provided for businesses in sectors such as manufacturing, materials engineering, computing and data, aerospace, food and drink, chemistry and satellite navigation - offering unprecedented access to university expertise and graduate talent.

Companies operating in the aerospace sector can access support directly by contacting IAT UK Business Development Manager, Mark Smith, on or 0115 74 84492.

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Posted on Wednesday 25th May 2016

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