Leeds businesses urged to take advantage of LEP funding

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Businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of funding available through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and its network of partners.

The LEP’s multi-million pound Access Innovation programme supports businesses looking to develop new products and processes and to access the specialist expertise needed to achieve this.

Through the programme, businesses have access to the extensive knowledge base that exists in the region, including the largest concentration of universities outside of London.

Businesses can also connect to other research intensive organisations – such as Catapult Centres, which provide access to expert technical support, equipment, and other resources needed to turn innovative ideas into a reality.

Launched last year, this programme is part of the wider landscape of support aimed at creating an environment that nurtures innovation across the City Region.

The LEP partners with other key providers of support – Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network and the UK wide Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – to ensure businesses receive support tailored to their needs and growth ambitions.

Access Innovation is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Government through the LEP’s £1 billion Growth Deal.

Interested businesses in the Leeds City Region are advised to email businessgrowth@the-lep.com.