We provide practical, hands-on support and funding to help Digital, Creative and Createch businesses grow using emerging technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Realities, Big & Open Data, High-Performance Computing, Cloud and Cognitive Computing.

Our support includes one-to-one guidance, workshops, grants and onward business development support delivered by our expert delivery partners.


By providing support that can help build specialist knowledge within your business, develop or accelerate new ideas, launch and promote products or services and or develop relationships with key organisations, we are able to provide tailored solutions for the specific challenges your business is facing.

Ultimately, we can help you get new products or services off the ground, increase sales of specific products or services and improve your bottom line.


We’re looking to partner with digital, creative or createch SMEs in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral, with an interest in exploring the potential of emerging technologies. We’re open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees, turnovers less than €50 million (around £44 million) and balance sheets of less than €43 million (around £38 million).


Update: As of March 2020 we are no longer accepting new companies onto the programme. Sorry! We hope to be able to announce further opportunities soon.

UPDATE: As of March 2020 we are no longer accepting new companies onto the programme. Sorry! We hope to be able to unveil a new programme in the future.


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