A special event is being held next month to celebrate the rise in innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The online event (Feb 8), which is being organised by Innovate UK, in partnership with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Growth and Skills Hub, will discuss the opportunities available to SMEs.

Innovate UK regional manager, Layla Burrows, said: “I really want this event to cement the concept of considering Innovate UK not only as a resource for funding, but for support to grow your ambitious business. Alongside our partners, Innovate UK EDGE and Innovate UK KTN, we deliver a wide range of supporting innovation services.

“We are proud to work alongside the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Growth & Skills Hub to impress the opportunities available to growing businesses in Cornwall. Cornwall is the perfect place for many to balance a fantastic working lifestyle and we’ll discuss why.”

Mark Duddridge, chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, added: “Innovation is in Cornwall’s DNA, whether it’s helping to power the first industrial revolution or forging the next one. By developing renewable energy like floating offshore wind and geothermal, mining vital technology metals, and using data from space to create new businesses on the ground, Cornwall is innovating all the time.

“We hope local businesses will come along to this event and find out more about the support on offer.”

For more details and to book a place, click here.