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SMART Cheshire Innovation Programme

SMART Cheshire provides innovation support for micro and small businesses across Cheshire and Warrington. This fully funded programme offers expert workshops, individual coaching, and peer-to-peer support through Innovation Growth Groups. Companies engaging with the programme will benefit from advice from industry experts, experienced coaches and other innovative businesses.

Innovation Workshops

Delivered in half-day sessions by industry and academic experts, our workshops give you tools to make positive choices for your business. Our expert workshops are informed by the latest innovation research from the Centre for Enterprise at Manchester Metropoitan University. 

Innovation Groups

Innovation Groups are your opportunity to translate the specialist injections of knowledge into practical actions you can implement to promote innovation within your business. In these faciltated sessions, you will decide the best approach to meeting your innovation challenges, and receive guidance from 6-8 other business owners. 


Through the support fo the ERDF; the programme is fully funded for eligible companies that: 

  • are based in Cheshire or Warrington
  • preferably have 4 or more employees, but less than 250
  • are committed to embedding innovation
  • have been trading for more than 12 months or more

To register your interest in the programme, or if you have any question regarding your eligibility, complete the online form at:

Alternatively, you can email or call us on 0161 247 3871.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:00 am - Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Alderley Park Conference Centre
SK10 4TF
United Kingdom
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