Innovate UK

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  • Participants100 trainers

the client

Innovate UK- The UK’s Innovation Agency

The Brief

Innovate UK defined a range of learning objectives aimed at enhancing the ‘entrepreneurial skills’ of technology-led innovative SMEs. Evidence from a detailed pilot study, from academic research and from extensive consultation with accelerator and incubator programmes, as well as, with innovative SMEs themselves shows that enhancing their ‘core business competencies’ can accelerate their growth.


School for Startups was selected to develop core curricula in specific areas and to train selected experts from the Enterprise Europe Network in the delivery of this content to SMEs

Our Solution

A bespoke package of 12 Entrepreneurial Skills Training workshops were developed, combining School for Startups core methodology and tools such as the Business Model Canvas.


The workshops comprised an Intensive Business Modelling Three day Bootcamp and 9 additional specialized skills workshops.

The Outcome

Over 50 trainers have been successfully trained in curricula, developed by School for Startups. More trainers are scheduled to be trained in the Autumn


Trained trainers are now delivering the workshops to Innovate UK award winners as part of the Innovate UK SME Growth Programme and awaiting certification.

the relevant services

Content Development

Train the Trainer

Workshop Delivery

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