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.