Free support worth thousands of pounds to provide innovative solutions and systems for small and medium sized businesses in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is being provided via an exciting project.


The Staffordshire Connected & Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA) offers eligible businesses to collaborate with Staffordshire University and benefit from free support – which has been valued at £44,000 per partnership.

A trained student intern, who will be guided by an expert academic and innovation fellow, will be placed within a business for up to 12-months to support the development of a product, service, or process.

The project is open to all Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership SMEs who operate primarily on a B2B basis, and both the business and student intern will have access to state-of-the-art university equipment.

Staffordshire University will deliver bespoke solutions which will provide a business with the potential power to stay ahead of the competition, enter new markets and to have the ingenuity to discover new opportunities for the future.

From streamlining operations to improving end-user journeys, the innovation possibilities are endless.

The project runs until summer 2023 and successful applications for the project accepted before the 30 June, will receive 12 months support – after June it will be 6 months support.

The project is for industries and technologies, including: 

Vehicle manufacturing
Electronic sensors and controls
ICT/ digital and data
Logistics and distribution
Hardware and mechanics
Intelligent homes / offices
Intelligent agriculture
Sustainable energy
Infrastructure management

For more information contact or find out more about the funded project here –

Staffordshire Connected & Intelligent Mobility Innovation Accelerator (SCIMIA) is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 -2020




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