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‌Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership programme

A prestigious innovation leadership programme delivered by Keele University for employees, directors and leaders of small to medium-sized businesses, early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial social innovators in Stoke-on-Trent or Staffordshire.

his programme is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.

Through a fully-funded Innovation Leadership programme, business leaders and entrepreneurs can benefit from:

  • Six two-day sessions of facilitated group learning, led by academics and expert business leaders
  • A dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence and a Keele academic to provide coaching, advice and guidance, as well as academic expertise on a one-to-one basis
  • A unique blend of action learning, including one-to-one sessions, peer review, activity-based learning, creative challenge-based activity and self-directed learning
  • Development, implementation and a review of a practical, innovation-focused action plan for your business
  • Access to the latest thinking around innovation and social value, specific master classes and a unique innovation eco-system.

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All sessions run from 9.00am to 4.30pm.