The Peterborough Innovation Pool aims to identify and solve city challenges, provide new opportunities for local businesses and encourage innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the city.
Innovation will be driven through an open challenge-led approach whereby city challenges are identified and published online on the Brainwave Innovation Portal. These can range from challenges associated with urban infrastructure and public services, through to individual businesses seeking assistance. Anyone viewing these challenges is encouraged to submit solutions which will be collected and reviewed by the challenge-holder. This platform is now publicly available online as the Brainwave Innovation Portal.
Peterborough DNA’s Innovation Challenge Fund is urging local businesses to apply to develop innovative solutions to existing city challenges. The scheme is looking for a resolution which is innovative and works in collaboration across the city. The Innovation Challenge Fund has been launched to enable companies to develop and test solutions, supporting the city's Environment Capital agenda. It will create jobs through business growth and opportunities, to underpin the city's economic development. For more inforamtion, please click here.