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About Innovate UK Edge

About Innovate UK Edge

About Innovate UK Edge

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth. It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.


Empowering innovative businesses to grow and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions.

Innovators are motivated to improve the ways we live and work. We support those building scalable businesses to achieve their goals, in every sector and from seed to scale stage. We work closely with leadership teams to create the conditions for each business to succeed and bring the benefits of their innovation to national and international audiences; Since 2015 we have been empowering clients to grow and scale their businesses through actionable advice, access to vital resources and opportunities to enhance their abilities.

Our innovation and growth specialists are at the centre of our service. Each client engagement results in a bespoke strategy but common priorities include:

Exploiting business innovation: Developing a commercial strategy and building a team to deliver it; protecting & harnessing your IP; improving innovation management & accessing the innovation ecosystem globally

Sourcing funding and finance: Applying the right strategy to secure grants and capital for your business, enhancing investor appeal and getting investment ready to propel your growth

Opening new markets: Creating connections to partners & leveraging insights to expand into vertical & international markets and achieve scale

Often these priorities are closely linked, especially in the case of scaling businesses which must align all business functions to achieve a step change in growth. Our Scaleup Programme prepares companies who have already benefited from our high growth service and other innovation-driven businesses with 50%+ growth potential for just such a transformation.