Atoms/Iconography/360-white@2xion-briefcase - Ionicons Copy@2xAtoms/Iconography/calendar-dark@2xAtoms/Iconography/calendar-pinkAtoms/Iconography/calendar-pinkAtoms/Iconography/calendar-dark Copy@2x3B13F687-6EB2-452A-B918-16B02FF86090@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2x81A2B1C2-3C1E-48C0-8EAB-2BB76C1052E1@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome@2xchevron-right - FontAwesome Copy@2x18D48E51-758C-47E9-949E-1E58FC9454A3@2xAtoms/Iconography/close-red@2xAtoms/Iconography/close-white@2xion-android-cloud-circle - Ionicons@2xAtoms/Brand/connected-uni-logo-white@2xAtoms/Iconography-download-icon-white@2xdropdown-chevron-black@2xAtoms/Iconography/dropdown-form-chevron-white@2xAtoms/Iconography/email-icon-light@1xF93E1E4C-136C-41CA-8FC9-02353765C1C0@2xA14CB21F-CD96-450C-BBD7-6647B25B0D0D@1xatoms/Iconography/facebook-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/facebook-iconAtoms/Iconography/google-plus-icon@2xion-ios-information-outline - IoniconsAtoms/Iconography/instagram-iconGroup@2xAtoms/Iconography/linkedin-icon@2xion-android-menu - Ionicons@2x934F565B-4D4A-4BBE-B4EA-29E0D367BC7F@2xAtoms/Iconography/minus-icon@2xAEC8A5E2-9638-45F8-9E94-3C320D2410A9@2xAtoms/Iconography/nav-icon-white Copy@2xAtoms/Iconography/pause-icon-white@2xion-android-person - Ionicons@2xAtoms/Iconography/phone-icon-white@2x5131105A-B2E1-443D-A44D-E6DCCBBF53DD@2xAtoms/iconography/pintrest-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/play-button-white@2xAtoms/Iconography-play-button-white-2@2xAtoms/Iconography/plus-icon-black@2xAtoms/Iconography/print-icon-light@2x34CD08DE-22EB-4484-B0B4-48190645DEBC@2xsearch - FontAwesome@2xAtoms/Iconography/search-white@2xAtoms/Iconography/snapchat-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/tick-green@2xAtoms/Iconography/twitter-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/twitter-iconAtoms/Iconography/youtube-icon@2xAtoms/Iconography/youtube-icon@2x Skip to content Skip to search

SDIPs: Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships

European Regional Development Fund and Staffordshire County Council

Partners

Staffordshire University, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, has secured £1.2m through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 programme, to contribute to the digital development of the region.

Project

The project will incentivise and support businesses to adopt digital innovation by improving internal processes and by supporting the development of new to market products and services.

The project will act as a catalyst for the region’s economy by:

  1. growing the number of digitally active businesses in non-digital industrial sectors
  2. promoting the development of new products, services and processes in the regions’ digital businesses
  3. providing an opportunity for Staffordshire Entrepreneurs to solve social challenges facing citizens/service providers throughout the region.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area will be able to pitch ideas to develop new digitally innovative products, services or processes to the University’s project board, competing for a fully funded, full-time intern to work with the successful businesses for six months as well as specialist academic support.

36 businesses will benefit from the awards, 12 for each of the following categories:

  • Digital Innovation Partnerships (DIPs)
  • Business Intelligence Partnerships (BIPs)
  • Social Challenge Innovation Partnerships (SCIPs)

Social Challenges will be launched in Spring of each year according to Staffordshire County Council priorities and will be closely aligned to their #Digital Staffordshire agenda.

In addition to the placement of an intern and academic support, Staffordshire County Council will also be offering businesses who take up the Social Challenge competition an additional £10,000 grant to further develop responses to their challenges.

Benefits

As a leading digital University, our expertise can benefit the local economy. The awards will foster relationships between the University, Staffordshire County Council and local businesses for ongoing Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, helping SMEs become more competitive through free access to technical expertise and research, as well as increasing graduate retention across the region in digital roles.

The successful Staffordshire University interns will apply digital skills in real-life, ground-breaking projects.

For more information, find out how to access Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships funding, or contact:

Marc Wootton
Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships
Programme Manager

Email: Marc.Wootton@staffs.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1782 294907

Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020