Thursday, February 18, 2016

Congratulations to Innovus

Congratulations to Adrian Davis-Johnston and the team at Innovus who have scooped the Outstanding Social Enterprise of the Year award after creating hundreds of jobs in Cumbria.

Innovus, which invests in innovative local companies, collected the award at The University of Manchester’s inaugural Better World Awards ceremony last week.

The awards are designed to showcase a wide variety of social responsibility work which makes a real difference to individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Since its launch in 2013, Innovus has attracted and nurtured a diverse pipeline of project proposals from the supply chain.

Within its first two years £2.7m has been invested in projects, 283 inventions have been assessed, 56 jobs have been created or safeguarded and a further 315 jobs are currently forecast to result from current projects from investment secured to date.

NNL’s Adrian Davis-Johnston, Innovus programme director, said: “We’re delighted by this achievement. Innovus has so far been a resounding success, with funding secured to March 2017 and the full potential yet to be realised, and holds great potential to be adopted more widely as a model for regional open innovation. 

“We’re not gathering moss and the project team is now looking to ways that the Innovus model can benefit communities throughout the Northern Powerhouse.”

More details on the inCumbria website at

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