About Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre
The Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre ( Staffs BIC ) encourages and promotes innovation within Staffordshire by helping individuals and companies with their innovations.
The Staffs BIC offers one to one practical business advice; grant funding; self-development workshops, webinars and Networking Events. It is part of a European network that helps businesses to evaluate and develop inventions, innovations and new technologies.
It is not for profit and part-financed through the European Regional Development Fund.
Who can the Staffordshire BIC Help?
- Small and medium-sized businesses
- By providing advice on new product and new business ideas
- By currently offering a grant of £5,000 for New Product Development
- Through the provision of seminars and workshops to encourage innovation and New Product Development
- By sourcing UK and European grants for funding and innovation
What does it cost?
Staffordshire BIC is supported by local sponsors, the European Regional Development Fund, and various other national and local funding organisations. This means work carried out is free of charge. However, for detailed work carried out on your behalf, charges would be agreed upon in advance, and calculated on a cost-recovery basis.
- One Hour of BIC advisor time is equivalent to £100 (Please note there is no charge to clients).
- Half-day workshop is equivalent to £175 (Please note there is no charge to clients).
- Full-day workshop is equivalent to £350 (Please note there is no charge to clients).
Staffordshire BIC Team
CEO – Geoff Riley
Accounts – Jackie Millward
IP / Marketing – Sandra Butterworth
IT – Paul Longshaw
R&D – Sally Thompson
Marketing Administrator – Aneesa Kausar
Accounts Administrator – Rachel Alcock
Staffordshire BIC Board Members
Andrew Briggs – Stoke on Trent City Council
John Francis – County Councillor
Rebekah Harper – Knights plc
Eric Kalsall – Retired
Rachel Kelsall – Councillor
Paul Morris – Addmaster
Tony Pearce – Councillor
Kevin Taylor – TELUS International
Staffordshire BIC Accreditations