Innovo secures place on Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, funded by the UK government.

Innovo has been selected as one of just 15 companies to participate in Innovate UK's Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network.

The programme, which will span activities from September 2020 to July 2021, will focus on surface and underwater marine robotics systems and technologies.

It comprises two innovation visits to Canada, tailored site visits, exclusive networking opportunities, exhibiting at the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference, Industry Showcase & Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia in June 2021, as well as meeting with leading-edge industrial and research organisations at international B2B events running in parallel to Oceanology International 2020 in London and Ocean Business 2021 in Southampton, UK.

Stefano Malagodi, managing director of Innovo, commented: "Being selected to participate in this Innovation Programme recognises our strengths in introducing innovative, cost-effective and reliable equipment solutions to global markets. We are excited to explore innovation opportunities in Canada. We are looking forward to showcasing our expertise and building partnerships with like-minded Canadian businesses to strengthen our international growth."

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, funded by the UK government. It drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. It connects businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.

Canada has become a world leader in engineering products and services for extreme harsh ocean environments. More than half of Canada’s $30-billion ocean economy is anchored in Atlantic Canada, including the key province of Nova Scotia. The UK and Canada have high-level commitments to cooperate in technology and innovation.