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Business Support After ATI2

28 March 2023

Although the ATI2 project and many of those funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF*) is ending, the University of Plymouth’s business support and engagement activities remain in place to assist your business with its research, development, and innovation ambitions.

We encourage all our clients to reach out to the university, engage and seek support, and explore collaborative opportunities which will continue to help you innovate and grow.

*ESIF includes projects funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and is to be replaced by the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Connecting and Collaborating with the University of Plymouth

Enterprise Solutions

Enterprise Solutions helps businesses navigate their way around the University of Plymouth’s internationally renowned research expertise, facilities, and business services. Their friendly Business Engagement Team will connect you to the right support to meet your organisation’s needs, providing invaluable access to knowledge and collaborative opportunities for shared research and development (R&D) projects.

The university already works with hundreds of large and small organisations to find innovative solutions to some of today’s real-world problems, and helps businesses overcome the challenges they face. Examples of the support on offer include but are not limited to, joint R&D projects, access to our Innovation Centres or Science Park, the use of faculty and department facilities, and introductions to student talent, specialist or academic expertise.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or have a specific requirement, they’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch by phone or email.

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T: 0800 052 5600

Image 1: Ioanna Papanikolaou (left), Innovation Funding Manager and Melanie Jones (right), Business Engagement Officer at Enterprise Solutions – University of Plymouth.

Cornwall Innovation Centres

The Cornwall Innovation Centres are delivered by the University of Plymouth on behalf of Cornwall Council and comprise of the Pool Innovation Centre, Tremough Innovation Centre and the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Treliske.

The Innovation Centres provide a prosperous place to grow businesses and build innovative enterprises. They are more than just managed office and desk facilities, they have become a vibrant community of SMEs which thrive on the networking, events and collaborative opportunities that abound within.

These, along with other benefits, form the foundation of a supportive environment available at the Cornwall Innovation Centres, in which over 140+ businesses grow and prosper.

The centres aim to encourage and support customer collaboration and provide research, development and innovation opportunities via the university, with the view to delivering jobs and economic growth for Cornwall.

The Cornwall Innovation Centre team welcomes enquiries from enterprises wishing to develop the size of their business, or conversations with partner organisations wanting to explore collaborative and knowledge exchange opportunities which unlock growth for Cornwall Innovation Centre clients.

If you would like to view the facilities, meetings, and events space, call 08000 129 500 or email

Image 2: Tremough Innovation Centre – business, enterprise, start up, Formation Zone.


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