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Helping SMEs innovate

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the lifeblood of UK innovation. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, they account for over 99% of the business population, responsible for three-fifths of the employment and around half of turnover in the UK private sector.

Adopting new digital technologies in a business takes time and requires specific technological experience. Resources can often be stretched in SMEs as the day-to-day challenges of running a business take over. When an SME has vision and ambition, but doesn’t have the exact skillset in place, CENSIS may be able to fill the gap to help explore new product and service development.

Work with us to improve and increase the scope, scale, profitability and growth of your business. At the end of our project together, we can set you up with the right partners for your next stage of growth, and perhaps even showcase your idea in our IoT demo centre.

How CENSIS can help SMEs

Exploration + action = results

  • Build, test and de-risk your innovation idea, demonstrating the ‘art of the possible’ for your business.
  • Access CENSIS assets such as the Vision Lab or IoT testbed to explore new technologies and accelerate scalable solutions in a commercially safe space.
  • Identify an optimal technology development route and understand how enabling technologies could fit into your business model.
  • Take advantage of free-to-attend workshops with technology developers.
  • Secure introductions to third-party funding sources, or even secure part-funding from CENSIS depending on the size and type of project.

Take a look at organisations we have worked with