The national innovation & growth service for ambitious businesses, with specialists near you.
Innovate UK EDGE brings a range of services to help ambitious, small to medium sized businesses scale and grow with intensive, specialist-led support. We help businesses:
- Exploit business innovation to grow and scale
- Source funding & finance to grow and scale
- Enter new markets to grow and scale
Innovate UK EDGE is a service of Innovate UK (part of UKRI) and is delivered by a consortium of organisations. Our innovation and growth specialists are at the heart of our offer. Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist.
Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth. Our specialists can draw on resources such as our programmes, events, innovation & international networks and their domain expert colleagues. For some businesses, our resources, such as investment readiness programme Pitchfest and the Global Business Innovation Programme, will also be a gateway to our bespoke, specialist-led support.
The Global Business Innovation Programme
to Canada Focused on Ocean Technology
Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services suited to extreme harsh ocean environments, marine remote sensing technologies, and ocean observing systems. Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector.
This initiative is particularly relevant for ambitious innovative UK businesses in the areas of: aquaculture, fisheries, marine energy, marine environmental monitoring, marine net zero, marine observations, marine robotics, marine transportation, and ocean plastics.
The Innovation Visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, includes participation at Canada’s premier event for the ocean technology sector. The H2O: Home to Overseas Conference and Exhibition will include: the ocean industry showcase, UK pavilion presence, exclusive networking opportunities through pre-arranged B2B meetings with like-minded Canadian and international businesses, formal receptions and the high-profile international Oceans Gala Dinner. This year’s conference will also include on-water demos at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE).
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 27 March 2022
Find out how our GBIP in Canada can help your business to grow and scale globally.
Download application form here to apply
Note: Until December 31st 2020 the majority of Innovate UK’s business growth support was delivered under the label Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).