Rapid Innovation Generator

Tailored fully funded* support for businesses in the South Staffordshire area to boost innovation within their business.

The Rapid R&D Assessment and Innovation Generator is a fully funded programme delivered in partnership with South Staffordshire District Council. This programme has been exclusively designed for businesses in the South Staffordshire region looking to advance or improve their innovation within their organisation.

What to expect?

  • 1-2-1 diagnostic support from a dedicated Business Consultant
  • The opportunity to apply for an up to £3000 innovation grant 
  • Attend various workshops demonstrating our expertise covering areas such as:

            - Frugal Innovation

            - Prototyping and new product development

            - Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

            - Carbon Net Zero

            - Design Thinking

            - Entrepreneurial Marketing

 *All of the above is fully funded in partnership with South Staffordshire District  Council and offered free of charge to each participating organisation.

Why Staffordshire University?

  • We have a proven track record working with businesses in innovation and training via our Innovation Enterprise Zone.
  • We have expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Net Zero,  Big Data, Machine Learning, Automation Robotics, Immersive Technologies, Health, Games, Bioscience, CPD micro-credentials and much more
  • We have links to many more funding opportunities such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovate UK bids.

Sign up for our Design Thinking Workshop Event on 20 March 2024, 3pm-5pm 


Business benefits

Fully funded expertise

Dedicated support from our skilled Business Consultants

Up to £3,000 Innovation grant

Participating businesses can apply for an Innovation grant of up to £3000 to support innovation within their business.

Boost business profits

Profit is fundamental for your business to reduce costs, increase turnover and productivity. It is the fuel that allows you to progress and plan for change and growth.

Other benefits include:

  • Increase competitiveness
  • Boost growth and profits
  • Stimulate R&D and innovation capacity
  • Drive new product development
  • Retain skilled employees


Who can apply?

This programme is exclusive to businesses based in the South Staffordshire Council region.


Steve Hargreaves

Ep Develop'Mt Mgr-K'Ledge Exchng E'Prise

In my current role as an Employer Partnerships Development Manager, I look after the business incubator and take the lead in several exciting innovation projects. I set up KTPs and have supported businesses with Innovate UK bids.

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Julie Priestnall

Business Engagement Consultant

I am a Business Engagement Consultant, promoting fully-funded and exciting commercial innovation opportunities and workshops for South Staffordshire businesses.

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