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Specialist Advisers from the West Midlands International Innovation Centre are ready and waiting to offer free advice and one-to one support to West Midlands SMEs on:

  • International market development
  • Intellectual property protection
  • International technology transfer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product research, development and design
  • Overseas joint ventures
  • Innovation development
  • Access to funding and grants
  • Developing international strategies
  • Tax credits
  • Legal and financial considerations


To contact the International Innovation Centre, call us on 02476 236406 or send an email to wmint@cad.coventry.ac.uk with details about your company and the area of support needed.

There are other projects that can offer assistance and funding, these are as follows:

Innovation Networks

Innovation Networks (ERDF) offers grants of £10,000 to West Midlands SMEs that are collaborating with other regional SMEs on the development of a new product, process or service.

For further information:

www.innovation-networks.co.uk, email: innovation@cad.coventry.ac.uk or call 024 76236391

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network Midlands supports Midlands businesses to be more competitive and innovative in Europe. The team of experienced specialist provide a range of free services to help you: develop your business in new markets; source or license new technologies and access EU finance and EU funding.

For further information:

Email: een-midlands@coventry.ac.uk or call 024 76236236

The Technology Innovation Futures West Midlands

This project helps qualifying SMEs in the West Midlands to examine existing technologies, investigate new solutions and implement change. The project can fund 50% of up to ten days consultancy and also offers free workshops and networking opportunities for SMEs looking to improve their knowledge of emerging technology.

For further information:

www.tifwm.co.uk, email info@tifwm.co.uk or call 024 76158206

IP Audits

Innovative Product Support Service (IPSS) provides fully funded guidance in the development of new products and processes. For example it can look at Intellectual Property, product design and new product development planning – offering up to 6 days support. The program is delivered by a University consortium including Coventry, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Keele. SME and West Midlands eligibility required.

For further information:

www.wlv.ac.uk/IPSS, email mkinght@cad.coventry.ac.uk or call 07974 984024 or 01902 321105