May 2018

Evaluation of the Enabling Innovation Programme


Enabling Innovation is a £20m European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) programme led by the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Derby. The programme is designed to stimulate interest and investment in research and innovation in SMEs across a wide range of sectors in the D2N2 LEP area, to improve their innovation capabilities and business skills, and to enable the commercialisation of new products/processes, leading to business growth and benefits for local supply chains. SQW completed an interim evaluation of the programme in early 2018, which detailed what had been achieved to date and included recommendations for the final year of the programme. We will undertake the final evaluation in late 2018/early 2019.

For more information about the study, please contact Richard Hindle or Rebecca Pates at SQW.