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BIG South London launches 'Innovation Support Programme' to help local businesses


21 October 2021

BIG South London has extended its commitment to local economic recovery with a new programme of support to help South London businesses or third sector organisations recover and thrive post-COVID.

The BIG South London Innovation Support Programme is designed to help companies grow through adopting and embedding an innovative approach within their business. It is fully funded and exclusively available to organisations based in south London.

The programme launches with two taster events, to give founders the opportunity to find out more, which will take place on 4 and 10 November.

BIG, which stands for Business, Innovation and Growth, South London, is a programme of support which brings together the world-class knowledge, expertise and facilities of the region’s universities and colleges for the benefit and economic recovery of south London based businesses and communities. Its powered by the South London Partnership, a collaboration of five London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston Upon Thames, Merton, Richmond Upon Thames and Sutton.

The modules include a one-to-one mentoring session and innovation health check, followed by a range of different innovation workshops covering topics like launching a new product, concept and positioning, digitisation, intellectual property and finding finance.

Businesses will also have the opportunity to be matched with one of BIG’s multiple university partners who have a broad range of expertise to accelerate innovation and growth.

Explore the Innovation Support Programme.

Community news on behalf of BIG South London

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Updated: 21 October 2021