Grants for equipment to enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

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Many companies have taken advantage of innovation funding to develop their business. Here's their story...

Innovation blog posts

  • Culture is the first place to start in innovation

    “Culture can be a dirty word, but without the right behaviours and values, you can’t get change,” says Ian Graham, founder and innovation consultant of VIATIC consultancy in York.

  • Never shoot down an idea

    Zetechtics is a great Yorkshire success story. The business is a global leader in producing innovative control systems for remote operated tooling for use deep under the ocean in the oil and gas sector.

  • Go back to Business basics to drive innovation

    “You have got to embrace innovation,” says award-winning serial entrepreneur Jan Fletcher, OBE. “Innovation is the lifeblood of any successful business.”

  • Breaking into the major chains – adapting to fit customer needs

    With the shrinking British summer, one Yorkshire ice cream maker needed an innovative solution to make sure it was fulfilling its potential and maximising production capacity rather than hibernating during the winter months.