Enhance your innovation capabilities to achieve business growth

Innovation is fundamental to the success of a business. With many owners looking for ways to grow their business, a tailored programme of innovation can provide you with the support required to achieve these goals.

Innovate 2 Succeed is a fully-funded programme designed to support ambitious SMEs that recognise innovation plays an integral role in their growth plans. The programme offers up to 7 days of tailored support from an Innovation Adviser and can support your senior team to address important areas of innovation management.

Delivered by Exemplas, part of the University of Hertfordshire, we have experience of delivering quality business support services to over half a million SMEs.


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How does the programme work?

Delivered through a tailored four step programme, the Innovate 2 Succeed programme provides eligible organisations with support from experienced innovation specialists.

Step 1

A review of your business is carried out by a specialist Innovation Adviser to identify innovation strengths, weaknesses and gaps in your organisation. Some of the areas covered include: Strategy, Management, Finance, Leadership, Performance and Culture

Step 2

An action plan will be agreed between you and the Innovation Adviser based on the outcomes of the review, to develop the culture and framework for a legacy to support future innovation.

Step 3

Your business will receive tailored coaching and mentoring from your Innovation Adviser to support you to deliver the outcomes of the action plan

Step 4

A final review takes place to measure the impact the programme has had on your organisation

Who is eligible?

This programme is designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) showing innovation and growth potential. Support is available to businesses based in Hertfordshire, Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough.

The programme is jointly funded by Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund. Innovate 2 Succeed aims to increase the effectiveness in generating and commercially exploiting ideas of high growth, innovative SMEs, as well as those showing innovation potential but facing barriers to innovative performance. 

Delivered by Exemplas, part of the University of Hertfordshire, the UK's leading business-facing university, we work with an emerging generation of SME owners and managers to help them move from start up to sustainability.


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Client success stories

Find out about SMEs who have benefited from our visionary support and guidance to help them grow and fulfill their potential

Read our latest case studies HERE


The Innovate 2 Succeed programme was organised, flexible and we found all of the tools, techniques and advice really useful. Our advisor was fantastic and very knowledgeable; they fully understood our business and were able to identify how we could improve in areas such as innovation and risk management. The advice and guidance we received were of great help to our business.

Nelson Nazareth

Managing Director, BioGene

Enquire now

To discuss the programme with one of our Innovation Advisers please complete the form below, give us a call on 01707 398222 or email i2s@exemplas.com