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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 Workshops

For details of forthcoming workshops, please visit our Events page.


Workshop facilitators

Al 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.com

Gordon Short from Entrepreneur Business School Ltd. (EBS) is a privately held company which delivers Guided Entrepreneurship training for innovation driven businesses.
http://entrepreneur-business-school.com/


We look forward to welcoming you!

For further information, please contact Sarah.allison@cumbria.ac.uk


Find out whether your business is eligible for support


Benefits of the Cumbria Innovations Platform
  • Reduce the risk of research and development
  • Speed up innovation
  • Support the development and commercialisation of new products
  • Accelerate growth in innovative Cumbrian businesses


What else is on offer?


Contact us

If you have an idea for a project, please use our contact form

If you have question or want to speak to one of our team, please email enterprise.services@cumbria.ac.uk or call:

Sarah Allison on to find out more about our innovation workshops: 

+44 (0)1228 888 740


Stewart Kember to find out more about digital product design

+44 (0)1524 510 444


Pete Cornwall to find out more about our innovation development programme:

+44 (0)1524 510 728 


Alex Robson to find out more about the scientific facilities on offer: 

+44 (0)1524 593 797


We look forward to talking to you.