The Bridge | Open innovation and knowledge exchange

The Bridge is a new initiative designed to increase the growth, productivity and resilience of the Creative Economy in the South West by bringing together industry and academia through open innovation and knowledge exchange.

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What we do:

  • Support collaborative research, development and innovation
  • Develop opportunities for knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange
  • Foster new connections, partnerships and collaborations
  • Provide access to funding opportunities

We help businesses and organisations develop new products, services and experiences and gain access to skills, talent and resources. We help academics increase the visibility, profile and impact of their research, enhance the student experience increase student employability and graduate outcomes.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for collaboration or have a specific requirement, please get in touch via email.

Techstars Start-up Weekend in Plymouth

The first ever Techstars Startup Weekend Plymouth took place at the end of April 2019, on the theme of health and wellbeing. The event was organised by  The Bridge initiative and involved around 50 people including coaches, judges, attendees and other supporting roles, and resulted in five teams working full-time over the course of the weekend.

“It's so exciting that this is only the beginning for Plymouth; more of these affordable and innovative events will be coming to Plymouth in the future, which means more opportunities for students, creatives and those with entrepreneurial minds."

Discover the Techstars Start-up Weekend