Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter featuring updates on work completed with clients, extensions to and launches of Pop-Up Innovation Centres as well as national recognition for the University of Plymouth for inclusivity.
Aegis Vets case study
Aegis Veterinary Technology were introduced to Acceleration For Innovation 2 while they were scoping the business support and funding landscape in Cornwall.
After some initial conversations and meetings ATI2 took on Aegis Vets as a client and helped them with market research, surveys and IP protection before deciding to award a £20,000 grant for product development of a mobile app.
Enter ArriVet. A cross-platform mobile application which integrates existing vet management software, GPS and CRM functionality. This removes much of the confusion and admin for vets so they can focus on providing care while improving communication between the vets, clients and practices.
“Without the support of ATI2 we would be in a much earlier stage of the business, it has accelerated us 1-2 years ahead of what we could achieve on our own”.
Read the full story here:
Truro Pop-Up extension
We are delighted to announce we have extended our stay at the Truro Pop-Up Innovation Centre until the end of May.
Based on Charles Street the Pop-Up centre has proved popular with local Truro businesses hosting regular events such as finance clinics and workshops as well as more bespoke events like the recent microscopy sample analysis with Plymouth Materials Characterisation Network.
The Pop-Up centre also provides spaces for local businesses to network, hotdesk and host meetings while facilities include 3D printing, mini photography studio and kitchen.
Latest Pop-Up to launch in Launceston
A new centre is set to open its doors in Launceston June 7 to provide dedicated space and fully-funded support for Cornish businesses.
The Pop-up Innovation Centre will offer local businesses the use of meeting and event rooms, hot desks, 3D printing, a mini photography studio and access to business support with innovation accredited advisors.
Launching on Tuesday 7 June and located at 12 Southgate Street, PL15 9DP; it will be accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are looking for facilities to support their business.
Businesses can make an appointment to speak to ATI2’s Business Innovation Advisors, who are certified Innovation Practitioners and accredited by the world-renowned Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE).
The Pop-Up will be open for a period of three months after re-locating from Truro where businesses connected and engaged with ATI2 through regular events and workshops.
Design Thinking Workshop – 6 June – Pool Innovation Centre
Market and Competitor Analysis – 16 June – Pool Innovation Centre or Launceston Pop-Up (flexible based on demand)
Innovation For Business Conference – 28 June – The Alverton Hotel Truro
University of Plymouth wins gold award for LGBTQ+ inclusion
The University of Plymouth has won a gold award for its work promoting lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) equality and inclusion.
It has been placed seventh out of 51 organisations in the education sector, and 35th out of 403 UK organisations overall.
The rating has been determined by Stonewall, a charity that works to ensure rights and inclusion for LGBTQ+ people.
The university was recognised for its guidance around pronoun use, celebration of LGBTQ+ events, and introduction of breathing spaces across campus for LGBTQ+ staff and students.