Cornwall Innovation Club is 100 Members Strong

Published on 10/07/2019 by ATI

Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI) and our partners at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce are thrilled to announce that their Cornwall Innovation Club reached an important milestone this week (8th July), as the 100th member joined the club!

This momentous figure was reached following a fantastic sign-up for ATI’s recent Innovation for Business conference, whereby delegates also opted to become members of the bi-monthy breakfast club. This, combined with some new additions, brought them to the latest total.

Jo Hancock, ATI Project Manager, elaborates: “it’s great news that Cornwall Innovation Club members can celebrate being part of a 100 strong network. These breakfast club events are all about removing barriers to networking, so that Cornish businesses can share knowledge, swap expertise, collaborate and form valuable partnerships which drive innovation throughout the county – it’s a really positive thing.”

Cornwall Innovation Club events and membership is fully subsidised for all eligible businesses based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This bimonthly networking event forms part of business innovation support offered by ATI, a project led by the University of Plymouth, funded by ERDF and in Partnership with Cornwall Innovation.

Kim Conchie, CEO at the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the announcement saying that “Cornwall is leading the way in collaboration and innovation and we are delighted to have contributed to this fantastic news. Well done to all involved. Cornwall’s future is bright.”

The next club event is on the 18th July at the Lanhydrock Hotel and the theme looks at “the Circular Economy”, to discuss how businesses can look to reduce waste and incorporate this ethos into their future strategy. Attendees will hear from The Big Beanbag Company, a start-up hand making eco-beanbags in Cornwall, and a panel discussion with Odyssey Innovation, who make kayaks out of recycled marine plastic waste.

To register for the next Cornwall Innovation Club or become a member, visit