The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has awarded £930,000 to five universities to help students and graduates turn their ideas into viable businesses.
The money will pay for enterprise champions to offer guidance and support to turn ideas into real enterprises via student and graduate business incubator Innospace at
Innospace helps start-up businesses to thrive, offering low-cost office space in central
Steven Broomhead, chief executive at the NWDA, said: ‘We have an enterprise gap in the
‘We need more business start-ups.
‘This exciting project will support fresh ideas at an early stage and encourage graduates to take their entrepreneurial plans forward to profit-making businesses.’
The project is being spearheaded nationally by the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship.