Turn your innovative idea into reality with Boost

By Lancashire Business View

15 Feb 2017

Is 2017 going to be your year? Are you planning an innovative project? Or looking to develop or improve existing products and services? Maybe you’re already exploring ways to increase efficiency or productivity?

By Andrew Leeming, Boost programme manager.

The chances are you might need some help along the way and that’s where Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub comes in.

We have a range of support available to help you unlock your innovation capacity and capability.

Innovation is fun and exciting and there’ll be some unknowns along the way. There’s a chance it will be hard work too – but Boost can guide you and make it worthwhile.

And remember, innovation doesn’t always have to be a new idea, it might be something which is new to you.

Don’t be afraid of innovation, be curious.

So, if you have a brilliant new product or idea, we have specialists who can help turn your dreams into reality.

UCLan’s Innovation Clinic, part of Boost, can support you in launching a new product to the market.

The team brings together extensive industry and academic expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and technology to provide support at any stage of the product development process from the initial concept and market research through to launch – so if you need help with strategy, design, prototype or product testing, they could be the starting point for you.

It goes without saying, a second pair of eyes can be really beneficial when you’re embarking on something new. Our Growth Mentors are people who have ‘been there and done it’ and the fully-funded support they offer can help achieve your goals.

Of course, you might be reading this and thinking ‘I’ve got an idea, I’ve done my research, but I haven’t got any money to get it off the ground’.

Our Access to Finance service can help you with raising finance to fund growth. Our specialists provide one-to-one support with developing business plans, financial forecasts, investment readiness and applications for funding

www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk

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