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Specialist-led bespoke growth support that will give your business the edge.

Our innovation & growth specialists in the East of England provide tailored support that will help you identify and take targeted action to:

  • Grow your business by protecting and harnessing IP, improving innovation management and connecting to the innovation ecosystem globally.
  • Grow your innovative business with access to funding & finance and by enhancing your investment readiness.
  • Break into new international markets and adjacent sectors to grow and scale with help from our connections, expertise and targeted global programmes.


Our experience

Our specialists have helped thousands of businesses to grow; they present a fresh perspective and bring a wealth of practical experience from:

  • running successful SMEs
  • holding senior roles in large organisations
  • specific sector and business specialism


Our Impacts

Innovate UK EDGE businesses in the East of England over the last 12 months have seen impacts to the value of:


£20.7m funding & finance raised across 46 businesses


£783k cost savings made across 18 businesses


638 jobs created and safeguarded across 107 businesses

Meet some of our specialists in innovation, funding & finance, and entering new markets

Emma Douglas-Beet
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Emma Douglas-Beet

Senior innovation & growth specialist and scaleup director.

Emma has over 20 years’ experience in supporting innovative businesses. She has supported founders to launch, scale and grow innovations, guiding them to secure over £20m equity funding from Angels, funds, and crowdfunding platforms.


Arun Muthirulan
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Arun Muthirulan

Lead innovation & growth specialist

Arun has international experience in IT services and has previously run his own advisory business helping innovative UK tech companies expand into international markets. Arun specialises in commercialisation strategy, shaping business models and funding for Deep Science.

What innovative businesses say about us

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Dr Fiona Marshall

CEO, AgPlus Diagnostics

As CEO, the mentoring support from Innovate UK EDGE was fantastic and really helped me to focus my time and resources to work toward the business strategy more efficiently.

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