St Austell pop-up opens

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L-R: Jessica Oatey, Jo Hancock, Councillor Andrea Laxon, Rachel Roach

The latest Pop-up Innovation Centre is ready for business.

Opened by Councillor Andrea Laxon, Mayor of St Austell, the St Austell Pop-up Innovation Centre is the latest fully-funded centre delivered by Acceleration Through Innovation 2 and the University of Plymouth to open for the business community.

The St Austell Pop-up Innovation Centre, located within the White River Place complex, is available for hot desking and business support, and will be open for the next three months.

The centre forms part of the outreach activity delivered by the £3.4 million ERDF programme and is part funded by Cornwall Council. Businesses are able to make an appointment to speak to ATI2’s business innovation advisors, who are certified innovation practitioners and accredited by the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE).

ATI2 programme manager, Jo Hancock, said: We aim to support business owners and entrepreneurs who are wanting to work and connect to help spark new ideas and grow their business in Cornwall and beyond. The centre moves around the county and St Austell is our 12th opening since the programme began.”