We are involved with four projects in total with The University of Derby. Enterprise Inc. and Start Up & Go deal with advising and training graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurs, and the second, The Ingenuity Programme, is raising awareness of specialist skills workshops.
There has been a further addition to this programme whereby intensive consultancy can be offered to local businesses in Derbyshire. The third is the most expansive. Innovation Axis is a complete programme of awareness events, knowledge transfer groups, skills workshops, best practice visits and consultancy. All these projects are Derbyshire wide.
These programmes have been one of the most successful and effective business support models that we have ever been involved with. These programmes have proved every bit as successful as in previous years. We are looking at ways to continue with elements of the programmes, regardless of any funding that may arise. Our university linkages are extremely strong now.