Digital innovation and adoption — Derbyshire Accelerator

We have time limited funding until September 2022, to provide extra support to businesses in the Derbyshire Dales and High peak areas. One of the ways we can support you is by helping you make the most of digital tools and technology.

The Derbyshire Accelerator is one strand of the East Midlands Accelerator Programme. East Midlands Chamber are leading the programme, with other partners in Derbyshire including the University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and The Food and Drink Forum. The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Don’t get left behind

Most businesses these days need to use digital technology to increase productivity and efficiency, and stay competitive. But some businesses need extra support to make the switch from more manual processes — often because they lack knowledge and expertise in this area. Derbyshire Accelerator can help with this.

What’s on offer

Expert advice for digital innovation

Through one-to-one support and interactive workshops, our experts will help you understand:

  • what digital innovation looks like in different businesses and how you could access funding to make it happen
  • best practice frameworks so you can maximise the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls

You will also get the opportunity to meet, learn from, and work with digital and innovation networks, entrepreneurs and investors — from this region and beyond.

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Growth vouchers of up to £2000

You can obtain growth vouchers up to the value of £2000. These can be used in a variety of ways to support business growth, including on digital innovation activities. For instance, you could use them to help pay for a student or graduate to support a project or fill a vacancy, or pay towards the cost of strategic consultancy. 

 

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‘Branch out in STEM’ programme with extra mentoring (SMEs)

Our ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme is free for eligible SMEs. It aims to help people update their digital, analytical and problem-solving skills with short, half-day sessions on topics including numeracy, problem-solving and working with data.

Through Derbyshire Accelerator, we can offer you additional one-to-one and peer group mentoring, to help you embed what you have learned into your business.

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