Driving inclusive innovation across Scotland

Posted: 09 May 2022, in News

Working collaboratively, CEIS and Interface launched the Inclusive Innovation programme in 2021. The aim has been to “make ideas that do good” a reality in the social enterprise and enterprising third sectors in Scotland. 

The programme is designed to raise awareness of available opportunities for enterprises or individuals with innovative solutions for growth, sustainability or to address social and environmental problems within Scotland and beyond. 

Through a series of free online events, they have been demonstrating how enterprises across diverse sectors have grown their ideas to fruition and the positive impact this has had on business and planet. 

Regardless of the type of enterprise you are (community enterprise, social enterprise, mission led business, or enterprising third sector organisation), the sector you work in, the stage you are at (start-up, growth, mature) or if you have an early-stage or developed idea to grow or scale your impact, then the chances are the Inclusive Innovation Programme can help you to realise this. 

Established in 1984, CEIS Group is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency. Our vision is to make Scotland a better place to live and work with a more inclusive economy. We believe social enterprise and third sector organisations are key to the recovery and future sustainability of our planet; and we’re passionate about helping enterprises realise their potential by providing or sign-posting to the right resources, knowledge and tools.

Interface connects social enterprises to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise. They work with individuals, social enterprises and organisations of all sizes and in all sectors, to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise to help them adapt, diversify and innovate. The Interface team unlocks this support by offering free impartial support, facilitating collaborations, alongside helping to identify possible funding options that support academic partnerships from a wide range of public and private organisations.

Find out more about the Inclusive Innovation programme, join a free online event or watch a previous event recording to hear how others have accessed Interface’s specialist knowledge to help their enterprises grow and achieve their desired outcomes. Visit www.ceis.org.uk/inclusive-innovation.

Joanne Seagrave, Events and Marketing Manager, CEIS

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