Innovative Businesses Get Together


Winning innovative businesses gathered at Aston Business School to meet the people behind the INDEX (INovation Delivers Expansion) programme which has provided them each with £3000 worth of innovation from their choice of the region’s 13 universities. The breakfast meeting, hosted by Central ITV News Presenter Llewela Bailey, brought together representatives from the project’s funding bodies including the European Union, Advantage West Midlands and Economic & Social Research Council with academics and the INDEX project team. They were able to discover more about how their projects would be progressed with an appropriate academic.

Dr Judy Scully of Aston Business School, who heads up the INDEX Project team said: “We were once again delighted to see such a wide variety of businesses taking advantage of this excellent opportunity to work with the universities and are pleased that the project is proving so popular with SMEs and with academics.”

The INDEX project has already delivered more than £660,000 worth of innovation to Midlands business, with 80 projects underway right now.

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