Enabling Innovation

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).

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver free support for eligible SMEs in the D2N2 area.

Focusing on ‘enabling technologies’, this project 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.

Supporting innovation and growth

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Who is it for?

Enabling Innovation is for small and medium-sized businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who want to benefit from university expertise in research and innovation to develop and grow their business.

What is on offer?

The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver free support for eligible SMEs in the D2N2 area.

Find out more 

If you would like to discuss how the University of Derby can help your business to develop and grow then contact us on +44 (0)8000 015500 or email businesshub@derby.ac.uk.

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