Impartial tailored advice to help ambitious businesses scale, innovate and break into international markets​.

Impartial advice

Innovate UK EDGE is a funded service designed to help you expand your horizons, grow and scale your business and succeed overseas.

The support diagnoses any pain points your business is experiencing as well as identifying barriers to commercialisation and growth. We can also help businesses build through COVID-specific challenges by addressing immediate problems, stabilise as we recover and grow post-crisis.

Our impartial 1-2-1 support is tailored around critical areas of your business

Source funding & finance to grow and scale

Exploit innovation to grow and scale

Enter new markets to grow and scale


Bespoke support

Shaped to address the needs of innovative, ambitious companies, our package of support is tailored for each individual business in order to meet its growth potential.

Our Innovation and growth specialists have successfully delivered support to help hundreds of businesses to grow. We understand what it means to be a business owner and can present a fresh perspective with a wealth of practical experience from:

  • running successful businesses
  • holding senior roles in large organisations
  • specific sector and business specialisms

How we can help

Innovate UK EDGE provides funded coaching and mentoring support for innovative, high-growth small to medium sized businesses up to 500 employees. We have a range of services available to suit your type of business.


A 5-day coaching service over 3 – 9 months to help manage innovation and commercialise great ideas

Global connections

Building collaborations and partnerships in new markets

Finance and funding

Tracking down long-term finance from the public and private sectors

Grow further and scale up

Rapidly expand your business to become world-beating


Access to a live database, listing opportunities with international SMEs looking to collaborate or partner on R&D, licencing, sales of products and services


Intensive pitch training and investor networking

Access advisers worldwide

A network spanning more than 60 countries, including USA, Canada, India and China

Visit our resources section to browse our business guides and business growth events.

Our growth specialists

Contact our Innovation & Growth Specialist Drew Abraham now to discuss how we can help your business grow

01865 261 487

What our clients say

“One of the key benefits was that our BG advisers encouraged us to take time out from day-to-day responsibilities to stand back and look at the business from the outside.”

Inga Wise
Director of Business Operations, OceanMind
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“Thanks to Innovate UK EDGE support, and their market knowledge covering Central and Eastern Europe, we were able to create winning applications under both of the SME Instrument phases and also Eurostars.”

Rajarshi Banerjee
CEO & Founder, Perspectum Diagnostics
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“The IP audit report, together with advice from Oxford Innovation, has helped us to cost up and map out the IP strategy in the near-and long-term. We have identified a local attorney to continue this work with and feel confident our IP will be well-managed going forwards.”

Dr Dan Green
COO, Caristo Diagnostics
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