The Innovation Engine project is about Demand Driven Innovation, which means bringing challenges from large organisations to the attention of innovative local businesses. Because demand driven innovation responds to the “pull” of demand rather than the “push” of supply, it helps:
- Customers adopt better products and services through the collaborative approach;
- Creates novel solutions that make a positive impacts on social and environmental problems;
- Enables local businesses to reach new markets and build sustainable markets;
- Not for Profit businesses and charities can deliver on their missions
The Innovation Engine project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund until the end of 2018.