About - Staffordshire BIC
Staffordshire BIC is part of a European network of over 160 organisations which assist businesses and individuals to evaluate and develop inventions, innovations and technology related issues.
Why Innovation ?
Innovation is the key to improved business performance. Evidence shows that innovative businesses outperform their competitors – they are awash with new ideas and succeed as a result of increased commitment, determination and patience.
Johnson Tiles from Stoke on Trent are known for their Innovation and have had a close relationship with the Business Innovation Centre since they won the BIC sponsored Innovation Award within the Sentinel Business Awards in 2017.
Who can the Staffordshire BIC Help?
- Small and medium sized businesses
- By providing advice on new product and new business ideas
- Through the provision of seminars and workshops to encourage innovation and New Product Development
- By sourcing UK and European grants for funding and innovation
- Through the provision of incubation workspace and grow on accommodation combined with 0n-site business facilities, advice and support.
What does it cost?
Staffordshire BIC is supported by local sponsors, the European Regional Development Fund, UK Business Incubation, Staffordshire County Council and various other national and local funding organisations. This means that much of the 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).