Specialist Innovation Business Advisors Chesterfield

Specialist Innovation Business Advisors

Chesterfield Borough Council (CBC) is seeking to put into place a pool of suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Innovation Business Advisors.

REFERENCE CBC/SPU/95/12

Specialist Innovation Business Advisors
Awarding body Chesterfield Borough Council

Est. Start Date: 10/12/2012
Est. End Date: 31/03/2015

Description

Chesterfield Borough Council (CBC) is seeking to put into place a pool of suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Innovation Business Advisors. These advisors will be matched to the needs of businesses participating on the Chesterfield Innovation Support Project and will be managed by the Innovation Support Project Manager.

This ERDF funded project will promote the growth of knowledge based activities by raising awareness of, and stimulating demand for, innovation services in the local economy. With a particular focus on tenants and graduating businesses from the two Chesterfield Innovation Centres( Dunston and Tapton), the service will provide intensive one to one support to increase the number of businesses investing in innovation and improving the GVA (Gross Value Added) of Chesterfield.

It is anticipated that the pool of specialist advisors will between them be able to provide the following types of support to our clients:

A. Advice on access to funding and other support for the R&D process
B. Advising companies on IPR and patenting issues to ensure that they can ‘protect’ the results of their innovation
C. Advice on product and/or process potential
D. Advice on manufacturing processes
E. Advise on product differentiation at all stages of the business process
F. Advice on bringing the product, process or development to ‘market’.
G. Advice on financing options and possibilities
H. Advice on identifying and accessing new markets
I. Advice on achieving investment readiness
J. Advice on more effective use of ICT
K. Advice on team development and growth
 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Option to extend N/A
Estimated ValueText Description
Category Business,
CPV codes 79000000, 73000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

1 November 2012

16 days

Submission Return By

2 November 2012

17 days

extend contract options:

N/A

Contact Details

Shared Procurement Unit
Chris Booth
01246 242249

This contract is being managed by Chesterfield Borough Council . To request documentation contact procurement@bolsover.gov.uk