The Creative Industries iNet takes a bird’s-eye view over the complete journey a business takes converting an idea for a new product into full-blown commercial success.
It maps each critical stage along that journey and provides resources to help businesses overcome related barriers which hinder their success. This is achieved through a series of programmes and projects. These are designed to connect business people to the relevant support, expertise or help they need.
The iNet programme looks at all stages of the innovation cycle – with the support programmes focused on traditional weak points, such as horizon-scanning, product development, non-exec mentoring and Investment readiness. Through this activity, our goal is to create a catalogue of success stories, which see different creative companies realise the potential they find hard to achieve without some direct support and converting it into commercial success.
To find out about iNet events and opportunities keep an eye on the Creative England website, sign up to receive the Creative Industries iNet E-Bulletin, or follow us on twitter @creativeinet.
The Creative Industries iNet is part of Solutions for Business, a programme of support for small businesses in five of the high growth potential sectors in the South West. The iNets were initially supported by £13 million of funding from the South West RDA, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and partner investments. They will run from mid 2010 to 2013.