On Wednesday 26 June I attended the Innovus workshop events at Cockermouth School Eco Centre.
Created from a partnership between The University of Manchester and the National Nuclear Laboratory, Innovus was set up to help increase commercial opportunities and technological developments in Cumbria.
This event focused on clean technologies and businesses that are involved in the products, services and processes within the renewable energy market. The event attracted businesses already established in this sector; those with a commercial idea which they wanted to expand on, professional contacts and industry experts in the field.
Having all introduced ourselves at the outset, the day began with group discussions and a debate about what outcomes each attendee would find most valuable. We all agreed that building up contacts and links in events such as these would benefit everyone. Sheila Rae a representative from the National Nuclear Laboratory and Innovus explained how they could help make those connections to build up a more diverse Cumbria plus increase job opportunities and assist with funding applications.
Creating jobs and attracting new investment to Cumbria requires business and technical support. Innovus was launched in February 2013 and our firm are delighted to support the work they are doing. If you want to learn more about the Innovus project they are featured in the summer edition of our David Allen Connecting West Cumbria newsletter.
Posted: June 27th, 2013