Innovation Advice

Why work with an Innovation Advisor?

Our IKE certified Business Innovation Advisors are working with innovative businesses, identifying opportunities for maximising productivity and competitive advantage.  ATI’s successful approach fosters an innovation mind-set which will filter a culture within your business, leading to sustainable idea generation.

Each region has a dedicated Business Innovation Advisor that has scoped their area which enables them to use local business area knowledge to help tailor your innovation journey with Acceleration Through Innovation

“My job is to help forward-thinking business people view their business from a different perspective. As a Business Innovation Advisor, I encourage business leaders to visualise new and innovative opportunities which maximise productivity and gain competitive advantage.”

Duncan McAusland, Business Innovation Advisor

At the beginning of your engagement with ATI you will be led through a specialist audit tool to measure where your organisation is in regards to its current innovation processes and the appetite for innovation going forward.  Your advisor will then work collaboratively with you on your innovation project, utilising IKE’s world renowned innovation tools and frameworks, if needed linking you to specialist consultants to enable your next steps whilst being fully supported.

This can involve the ability to utilise world class research and facilities of the academic community within Cornwall, including those of our lead partner, the University of Plymouth through our Innovation Champion.  This unique service within Cornwall enables you to understand new technologies and techniques within your innovation project.

Innovation is not just invention but can be any change that leads to new or additional value for the customer leading to competitive advantage.  Projects may be designing a new product, involving high levels of technical risk or changing your processes, bringing in existing processes and technologies that are new in application to your business.  In essence finding more cost-effective ways of doing things, adding to existing products or services or accessing new markets.