April saw the launch of the i3P SME Programme, designed to unlock innovation hidden in the supply chain. IAND is incredibly proud to be a co-developing partner of the i3P SME Programme.
The i3P SME Programme's aim is to unlock innovation hidden in the SME supply chain to drive adoption of new technologies to deliver impact and business growth.
This i3P SME Programme helps create a community of SMEs - there are 190,000 SMEs in construction alone - making it easier for client organisations to unlock the innovation held within smaller companies, to drive adoption of new technologies, support business resilience and deliver value. The SME programme is supported by Innovate UK and i3P and delivered by IAND in partnership with BAM Nuttall and the KTN.
Watch the launch event
The launch of the i3P SME Programme took place 2nd April, with 90+ digital attendees, a fantastic panel and with a keynote speech by HS2 CEO Mark Thurston.
i3P SME Ecosystem on the IAND platform
The SME Ecosystem is held on the IAND platform, where i3P members can find and share innovative SMEs amongst members.
This helps create a community of SMEs, supporting them through the challenges they are facing from COVID-19 and giving them increased visibility to clients. Making it easier to unlock the innovation held within smaller companies, to drive adoption of new technologies, support business resilience and deliver value.
As a primary driver for innovation in the UK infrastructure industry, i3P helps transform ideas into opportunities and practical solutions; providing a mechanism for strategically directing innovation to address the major challenges facing the infrastructure industry.
Find out more about i3P here.