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This section provides information on innovation projects and support that may be available to Dudley businesses to explore and develop their innovative potential.

Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board)

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency that aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. For further information click here

Research and Development (R&D) Relief for Corporation Tax

Research and Development (R&D) Relief is a Corporation Tax relief that may reduce your company or organisation's tax bill. For further information click here

Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Their focus is on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for their customers.
The MTC’s areas of expertise are directly relevant to both large and small companies, and are applicable across a wide range of industry sectors. For more information click here

The Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN)

The Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) organisations increase profitability and growth through working with a regional university.

Led by the University of Wolverhampton, KEEN works by putting a recent graduate into an organisation to work on a strategic growth project, with ongoing support from experienced university experts.  Companies benefit from part funding by the European Regional Development Fund, allowing them to recruit talented graduates and access cutting edge university knowledge throughout the duration of the project. For further information click here

New Technologies for Automatic Identification, Location & Sensing (NTAILS)

The NTAILS centre showcases new technologies such as Quick Response (QR) codes, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), barcodes and sensors. Visitors to the centre will have the opportunity to use the technology and be guided on its application to their business. For more information click here

Dudley MBC Federation of Small Businesses Black Country Chamber of Commerce Black Country Growth Hub