The I2C project is aimed at SME businesses in the Cheshire and Warrington area to generate more ideas and concepts and help them to develop these ideas through a managed and logical process of innovation towards final commercialisation.
The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and has some eligibility criteria associated to this. The main criteria are that you are a business (sole trader, Partnership or Limited Company etc. We are unable to support individuals), are located in Cheshire and Warrington (or intend to relocate) and are a SME (less than 250 employees and 50million Euro turnover).
The approach to assisting businesses is to provide a Foundation in Innovation techniques and methods followed by detailed discussions about needs.
Then there are a range of opportunities to assist, ranging from support from University of Chester’s in-house engineers to engaging specialist consultants and working with our partners and network.