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Co-Innovate Programme

In an ever changing and increasingly competitive marketplace, innovation is integral to business growth and success. With Co-Innovate, you can learn about the benefits of innovation, identify opportunities for growth in your business and create a vision to make it happen.

Co-Innovate, is a new programme supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, and delivered locally by HIE.

As part of the Co-Innovate Programme, locally based expertise is available from senior innovation practitioners, who will work with business networks, HIE offices and local authority Business Gateway staff.

A whole range of support will be available over the 5 year programme, including free local innovation workshops, individual business health checks, 1-2-1 mentoring and consultancy, grants for research and innovation with support from academic institutions, and for businesses to engage an intern  for cross border collaborative projects.

Our local team will work closely with you create bespoke and tailored support.  We recognise that every company’s needs are unique so each company’s journey through the programme will be different.

The Co-Innovate Programme is designed to help you nurture ideas and grow your success.  By working with us, you’ll:

  • Work smarter
  • Be equipped for future challenges
  • Add value to your business
  • Stand out from the competition
  • Boost your bottom line



  • You don’t need to be an existing HIE or Business Gateway client
  • You don’t need a specific level of turnover or minimum number of employees
  • You can be a business or social enterprise
  • You can have a minimum of 1 and maximum of 250 people working in the business
  • You should be in manufacturing and/or trading within and outwith Scotland

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