Innovation Connect meeting in Technopole coffee shop

Community and business innovation support

When you join Innovation Connect you'll get more than just office space in Portsmouth.

When you're a member of Innovation Connect, you'll have access to a network of events and individuals that could help the success of your business

You'll benefit from:

  • Access to advice, funding, mentoring, events, and expertise through our collaboration with Barclays Eagle Labs
  • Support and guidance with business growth and innovation
  • Connecting with experts at the University and support from skilled students
  • Access to business networks, such as the Female Entrepreneurs Network, Entrepreneurs in Residence, and introductions to local companies and start-ups through our events
  • Opportunities and space to collaborate and discuss business innovations
  • Access to our members-only business events
  • Meeting and networking with other members of Innovation Connect at social events such as our monthly Beer and Pizza events

Work with the University of Portsmouth to grow your business and access our resources, including:

Keep up to date with Innovation Connect

You can easily keep track of all of the events and opportunities available to you by following us on our social media channels or if you're a member, get in touch with us to sign up to our Innovation Connect newsletter. 

Discover more

We host free events across all our locations that develop your understanding of the factors that could help or hinder your business. Our aim is to add value to Portsmouth's small and medium businesses and startups by providing business support and guidance.

Our previous events have focused on topics such as:

  • Funding for growth
  • Creating and communicating a 'vision of purpose'
  • Being your brand
  • Customer client relationships
  • Using LinkedIn to generate business-to-business enquiries
  • 5 ways of making your goals more achievable
  • Your strategy for building a powerful brand
  • Marketing vs. branding
  • Raising your profile through PR, social and digital channels
  • How financially savvy is your business?

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