Support to boost innovation for local manufacturers

What is BCIMO?

The BCIMO was created to boost innovation in manufacturing to help increase new business growth, create new jobs and secure industrial sustainability.  To support this vision, the team have launched two new initiatives which support local companies to embrace innovation and provides bespoke support to implement new ideas moving forward.

The Black Country Peer2Peer Innovation Forum

  • Building on our recent 3-month pilot project we are keen to extend this further and would like to bring on board some new and inspiring recruits! If you are a highly motivated individual from a local business who is passionate about bringing transformational change to the area then this forum is for you. (Large and Small Businesses welcome).

SME Innovation Support Programme

  • Innovation is complex and the journey from idea to market is not easy and requires a diverse range of know-how, investment, market knowledge and research. The BCIMO support programme provides 12hrs of free bespoke support to help Black Country companies to prepare an innovation plan, connect to potential partners, advisors and access funding to assist you in proposing new innovation projects, develop new products, processes or services and pursue new market opportunities. (Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) welcome).

If you are interested in joining the initiatives above then please contact Naomi Arblaster by emailing