Innovation studio

About Us

STRIDE supports businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to drive a culture of innovation and assist businesses who are looking to adopt innovative processes, or who have aspirations to bring a new product or service to the market.


STRIDE is a high impact, bespoke intensive innovation programme designed to support innovative businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The programme focuses on businesses who have the potential to commercially exploit new ideas and technology to scale and grow their business.  

Designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth, STRIDE delivers bespoke high value, intensive interventions to businesses through a series of interlinked reinforcing activities which deliver true innovation with measurable business improvements that link to new funding opportunities. 

Building on the success of the University of Plymouth flagship business innovation project in Cornwall, Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI), STRIDE focuses on those sectors detailed within the Good Growth Investment Plan – clean energy resources, geo-resources, data and space, visitor economy and agri-food. The project will also support businesses outside of these sectors where there are clear opportunities for research and innovation to drive growth and productivity.