South West Innovation Accelerator

Research, Innovation & Knowledge
HE Infrastructure

This project is about the transfer of specialist technical knowledge from the further education sector to the region’s small and medium sized enterprises to help them to improve production processes and help sustain and grow their operations.

It will focus on four areas:

  • advanced marine composites
  • advanced engineering
  • environmental technologies
  • food manufacturing

The two key stages of the project are the capacity building stage where Cornwall College will work with University of Plymouth to increase the capacity of the college to run a Knowledge Transfer Partnership service and to raise the level of technical knowledge amongst key members of staff, and the delivery stage where the Knowledge Transfer service is rolled out to businesses to help them make improvements in their production processes. 

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19.10.10 Marine innovation service launched