Innovation and Support

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Innovation Support

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) are keen to work with you to help your business flourish.
They have devised a suite of commercial services to suit your needs.

  • consultancy, research and development
  • facilities for hire
  • funded initiatives
  • graduate and student recruitment
  • professional development and training.

Find out more on the Bournemouth University website.

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The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a specialist provider of high quality teaching, learning and research and knowledge transfer concentrating on the arts, design, architecture, media and performance disciplines.
The Knowledge Transfer team at AUB works with external partners, students and staff to enhance access to subject expertise, business networks and organisations.

AUB has worked closely with a range of start-up, micro, small, and medium sized businesses within the region through the Innovation Voucher South West Scheme, and other funding opportunities.
The Short Courses section also offers a range of 'bespoke' courses, which are tailor-made according to need and can be delivered either within the workplace or in our purpose built teaching spaces.
Find out more on the Arts University Bournemouth website.

Or contact:
Dr Kavita Hayton: (research and knowledge transfer)
Claire McIntyre: (short and bespoke courses)

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board; the UK’s innovation agency. They fund, support and connect innovative businesses through a mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth.

Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).
Find out more on the Innovate UK website.

Telephone: 01793 442700

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the EU's new programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020. With a €79billion budget, it will combine all research and innovation funding previously provided through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technical Development (FP7).

Horizon 2020 will support excellent science and innovation within industry, tackling big societal problems such as food and energy security, climate change, health and demographic changes. There are three funding priorities including Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges. This will also include a dedicated SME instrument to boost innovation for Europe's SME community.

To understand how to bid for H2020 and for support on the Programme, Enterprise Europe South West is your local point of contact.

They can help you:

  • understand how Horizon 2020 works and help you identify appropriate opportunities
  • understand which funding priorities might be relevant to your particular technology and innovation
  • understand how to get involved in Horizon 2020 and submit a proposal
  • help you identify suitable partners for your Horizon 2020 projects
  • help you to join Horizon 2020 project consortia.

Find out more on the Enterprise Europe South West website.
Telephone: 01275 370 808