A new centre is set to open in Wadebridge in the New Year and will provide fully-funded support for Cornish businesses.
The Pop-Up Innovation Centre, delivered by Acceleration Through Innovation 2 (ATI2), offers local businesses the complimentary use of its meeting and event rooms, hot desks, 3D printing, a photography studio (including green screen, lightbox and lighting), as well as access to business support from accredited innovation advisors and specialist consultants.
The Pop-Up Innovation Centre forms part of the outreach services offered by ATI2, a business support programme led by the University of Plymouth and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Cornwall Council.
To celebrate its opening, ATI2 will host a launch event on Tuesday January 17 at the new centre, located at 19 Molesworth Street, Wadebridge, PL27 7DD; it invites small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are seeking facilities and innovation expertise to support their business aspirations.
Jo Hancock, programme manager at ATI2, explained: “This will be our fifth and final Pop-Up of ATI2. Over the last five years, including both the ATI1 and ATI2 programmes, Wadebridge will be the 13th centre from which we have supported hundreds of businesses and built up a wealth of knowledge about how we can help them innovate and grow throughout Cornwall, and beyond.
“Each town we have visited has been different and every community has had different needs. The Pop-Up is a place for businesses to seek face-to-face advice, to hot desk, use our 3D printers or book a meeting room – these are just some of the many services the Pop-Up provides.”