Scaleup Peer Networks

A nationwide peer learning initiative for scaleup business leaders, in collaboration with the ScaleUp Institute
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A nationwide peer learning initiative for scaleup business leaders, in collaboration with the ScaleUp Institute

Innovative scaling companies provide solutions to challenges facing society and industry and are engines of economic growth. Innovate UK EDGE’s Scaleup Peer Networks are part of our ongoing efforts to create the right conditions for such businesses to thrive in every UK region. They will help participating leaders propel their businesses forward and reach the next stage on their journeys to scale.

200 founders, MDs and CEOs at innovative scaling businesses have been selected to participate in the 14 Scaleup Peer Networks across the UK. There are ten Networks across every UK nation and region and four national Networks exclusively for businesses participating in Innovate UK EDGE’s flagship Scaleup Programme.

The peer groups, comprising members from different sectors, will provide a structured and confidential forum for the scaleup business leaders to address their most important business growth priorities and challenges. They will also be able to draw on resources relevant for their needs such as expertise from the ScaleUp Institute’s global network and meet international business peers.

The ScaleUp Institute’s annual business survey of scaleup leaders consistently highlights peer networks as a key source of support, with 5 in 10 stating that easier access to a network of peers is vital or very important for their future growth. Furthermore, in terms of public sector support, scaleups cite support from Innovate UK as most vital.