Innovate UK

Innovate UK  provides funding and support to innovative companies to accelerate sustainable economic growth as well as access to experts through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and specialist innovation networks. If you have an idea for an innovative product or service, you can get help from Innovate UK to develop it and make it successful.

Knowledge Transfer Network

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses, in all sectors, get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives. KTN links new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through their network of businesses, universities, funders and investors.

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network can help you do business in Europe and beyond. Through our network you’ll get the specialist support you need. We work closely with partner networks – such as the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Catapult Programme – to offer businesses the right support at the right time to support their growth and development journey.

The Catapult Programme

The Catapult Centres are a network of world-leading UK technology and innovation centres that help businesses transform ideas into products and services. They are a series of physical centres where the very best of the UK’s businesses, scientists and engineers work side by side on late-stage research and development – transforming high potential ideas into new products and services to generate economic growth.



Innovation is the successful development and introduction of new ideas. Investing in innovation, research and development is important for economic growth. Businesses that do so often emerge stronger and more competitive than they were before. Each day, innovators in the business world create new products, methods, and ideas. They manage to look at problems differently and come up with solutions others cannot, and they provide an endless stream of value to their companies. In fact, innovation just might be the most important component of a successful company.
If a company creates something unique it has intellectual property (IP) that it can protect and exploit.

Innovation Centres

Designed to assist small to medium sized businesses to successfully innovate and grow, some innovation centres are sector focused, some offer accommodation plus a varied range of services.

Fareham Innovation centre

Fareham Innovation Centre at Daedalus is a brand new purpose built innovation centre dedicated to providing new businesses with bespoke office and workshop space, meeting rooms and business support.

Cell Block studios

Cell Block Studios is a University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust joint project and an Innovation Space Partner.

Innovation Space

Innovation Space helps entrepreneurs and innovation start-ups, to turn clever ideas into brilliant businesses, by moving them into a professional, creative environment, without distractions and with the right connections, advice and support.

SET Squared Partnership

SETsquared operates Business Acceleration Centres providing space and support for early-stage, high-growth potential technology ventures to help them develop into viable trading businesses. Technology Start-ups are given a bespoke package of support.

Southampton Science Park

Business support is available to early-stage and growing businesses through initiatives such as the Catalyst Centre and SETsquared, and companies at the Park can access some of the UK’s leading scientific expertise at the University of Southampton.

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