Our Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme was designed to drive and commercialise the innovative business ideas of Oxfordshire's SMEs and entrepreneurs. It closed in April 2023, but has had major impacts across the county's business community.
ISfB was a £7.3m investment supporting Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). We did this by assisting the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire.
The programme built strong links with partner organisations across the county and beyond, providing appropriate advice and guidance for businesses. The partners included; Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Oxford.
A full evaluation on the impacts of the ISfB programme is currently being developed.