Our application process is fast and efficient, designed to identify the projects which would best benefit from our programmes in the shortest timeframe possible.
We achieve this using our proprietary “business maturity matrix©”, which assesses your application against ten key criteria. This allows us to understand in depth how strong and how mature your business proposition is and where it would benefit from the greatest level of support and assistance.
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Who can submit an
The beauty about working in innovation is the vast variety of amazing people we get to meet and work with.
Anyone can submit an application, but we strongly advise that you read the criteria we seek in the chart below, prior to sending us your documents. This is because we use these criteria to assess your application and if it’s missing information we need, it may not meet our criteria for acceptance on to our programme.
How we assess applications
We recognise that every person and every plan is individual. We assess your application against the following 10 criteria points using our Business Maturity Matrix©
We require all business plans to cover these points in sufficient detail to be able to make a comprehensive assessment of the business opportunity.
Does the plan address the market maturity, geography and competitors?
Is there a clear and achievable route to market without major risk points?
Is there a clear plan to achieve the sakes required to meet the financial needs?
Does the business have the skills needed to complete their give tasks?
Does the business have access to the knowledge and equipment they require?
Is there a project plan detailing what, how and when things happen?
Does the plan include details regarding the significant growth of the business?
Does the plan demonstrate a current level of, and ambition to continue innovation?
Does the plan meet all of the financial requirements of the business?
Does the plan assess key risks and provide a management strategy?
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What support do
A personal area to develop your profile, view other member profiles and access your key documents
The ability to view and connect with our wider community of Entrepreneurs across the UK
Access to a wide range of guidance documents, templates and videos helping you to expand your knowledge
We host regular webinars on a wide range of key subjects which are all recorded for you to view at any time
Our marketplace is full of trusted business support providers, offering you a wide range of services at discounted prices
Your Next Steps
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