Innovation Workshops

Funded Innovation Workshops
University of Cumbria offers an introduction to developing innovation activity in your business. A series of stand-alone workshops will explore different elements of the innovation cycle and provide an entry point into further support.

Funded Innovation Workshops
A series of practical workshops designed to help business leaders gain the tools to shape innovative business ideas.  From concept through to commercialisation, these workshops will equip businesses with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for today’s ever competitive market.Business leaders can mix and match in topic areas of interest depending on where they are on the innovation journey.  Businesses are required to attend at least 2 workshops of their choice over a 12-month period. Workshops will be tailored around needs and demand from participating businesses and will encourage networking between participants.Forthcoming WorkshopsFor details of forthcoming workshops, please visit our Events page.Workshop facilitatorsAl Wilson is the Managing Director at The Centre for Leadership Performance a not-for-profit private limited company working to develop Cumbria’s leaders for today and tomorrow.  Al has spent the last 25 years delivering leadership and personal development programmes in the corporate, public and third sector. He believes that leadership has the potential to make a positive difference to organisations, people and communities and he has a passion to help and support people to grow, learn and develop.Alister Minty has more than 20 years’ experience in Business Development and International Sales, including 3 years in USA and 6 years in Japan where he sold $M internet video technology licenses to camera OEMs. His licensee customers include Matsushita, Toshiba, Canon, JVC, Ikegami, Honeywell and Cirrus Logic. He is currently Chairman of a biotech instrumentation start-up.Frank Allison from FIS360 Ltd. has a focus and track record of working with and supporting entrepreneurs at all stages of the commercialisation process.www.fis360.comGordon Short from Entrepreneur Business School Ltd. (EBS) is a privately held company which delivers Guided Entrepreneurship training for innovation driven businesses. look forward to welcoming you!For further information, please contact out whether your business is eligible for support

Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform
Reduce the risk of research and developmentSpeed up innovationSupport the development and commercialisation of new productsAccelerate growth in innovative Cumbrian businessesWhat else is on offer?Six month innovation development programmeScientific equipment for product development and testingBespoke digital consultancy to exploit data and technologyContact usIf you have an idea for a project, please use our contact formIf you have question or want to speak to one of our team, please email or call:James Livsey on +44 (0)1524 510332 to find out more about digital product designPeter Cornwall on +44 (0)1524 510 728 to find out more about our innovation development programmeSarah Allison on +44 (0)1228 888 733 to find out more about our innovation workshopsChris Lambert on +44 7814 076610 to find out more about the scientific facilities on offerWe look forward to talking to you.