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Get expert help with innovation

The ability for a business to remain competitive has never been more important than in today’s current economic environment, but it can be the biggest challenge. Innovation can keep you at the forefront of your sector, opening up new markets and customers for your business.

Find out how to unlock the cutting-edge resources and wealth of advice, support and information that’s available in our region for those who want to innovate and drive their businesses forward.

R&D Awards
There is also financial assistance to help businesses to develop new products, systems and processes:

Centres of Industrial Collaboration
Yorkshire Forward’s Centres of Industrial Collaboration (CICs) bridge the gap between universities and industry. They help businesses of all sizes to access the innovation, technology and expertise within the many world-leading university R&D facilities in Yorkshire and Humber, translating knowledge and facilities into commercial benefits. The CICs have expertise in a number of industry sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotechnology
  • Aerospace
  • Digital and electronic
  • Food and drink
  • Automotive

For more information visit

Other useful information
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Help for innovators and inventors

To find out more about the FREE business support services available from Business Link Yorkshire visit or call 0845 60 48 048.