Productivity Through Innovation

Nottingham Trent University provides subsidised support to help SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to increase productivity, through this European Regional Development Fund programme.

Productivity through Innovation (PtI) At Nottingham Trent University allows businesses to access a broad range funding, services and support activities to improve their productivity and their market competitiveness.

Developed in partnership with the University of Nottingham and Derby University, the programme will focus on improving the performance of the businesses involved. Small and mediums sized enterprises will be able to collaborate with academic expertise and industry standard facilities across all three of our university campuses.

Businesses who enrol into the programme can access a range of support including:

  • Management leadership support delivered by Nottingham Business School
  • access to graduate talent and employee recruitment support through our dedicated Employability team
  • academic and student-led projects and consultancy
  • networking and business development workshops and events.

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Who is eligible?

Most small and medium organisations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are eligible for support.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined as:

  • less than 250 employees
    • annual turnover under EUR 50 million or;
    • annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million

Companies must be based in the D2N2 area to qualify for support. D2N2 is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for support, please contact us.

Contact our team

Funding is available from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2022

If you are interested in accessing these services or would like to know more, contact our team by email or by calling +44 (0)115 848 8899.

Further Information

We have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund which means that most services provided as part of theis programme are of no cost to eligible businesses.

Productivity Through Innovation is one of many projects which D2N2 has supported with European funding. Further details of these projects and much more, can be found on the D2N2 Growth Hub site, please click here.

Still need help?

Our team
+44 (0)115 848 8899