Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering 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. Innovate UK EDGE provides direct advisory support to technology led, innovative SMEs to help them grow and scale.

What’s on offer?

The Innovate UK EDGE team can provide up to 15 days of one-to-one bespoke expert support delivered by our national team of 270 innovation and growth specialists. The support is specifically designed to help innovative businesses to grow and scale, to bring their products and services to market and to access Innovate UK and Horizon Europe funding. Experienced expert specialists work with the company’s leadership team to identify the most effective ways to accelerate growth and introduce new ways of working.

Our services

We provide: IP Support, Funding and Finance Support, Leadership, Sales and Marketing, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Lean Process, Design, New Product Introduction and Management, International Partner Search, and International Technology Missions.

Innovate UK EDGE also offers grants and external services including:
– The IP Audits scheme and IP Audits grant scheme,
– Design for Growth support,
– Access to British Standards online,
– Grants to access the Catapult Centres and other RTOs, and
– Our international innovation missions programme – GBIP

For those clients with the greatest potential, we also provide access to our elite National Scale-up Programme. This is for innovative, technology led and ambitious businesses. To be eligible for this scale-up programme, clients must be UK registered and qualify under the new UK Subsidy Control Rules, i.e. under 500 employees. There is no turnover limit.

Get in touch

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Can’t find the support service you are looking for?

If you would like to talk to one of our advisers about your business support needs so that we can match you to the most appropriate support available locally contact the Growth Hub today.

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