The West Yorkshire Innovation Network (WYIN) brings together the organisations (ecosystem) who provide innovation support to businesses in the region. This includes organisations such as the Leeds City Region Growth Hub, local universities, Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK EDGE and Catapult network.
By joining up the supply side, the aim is to better support our local businesses, creating a collective place which supports businesses to access support, encourage and nurture innovative ideas and to position the region as a hub for innovation. Through improved partnerships working across local, regional and national innovation players, we can drive up demand for the support available and improve the supply and provision for businesses.
Forming in June 2020, the West Yorkshire Innovation Network has physical presence at two innovation centres, Nexus (part of University of Leeds) and 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (part of University of Huddersfield). Members are listed below and membership is open to all organisations involved in innovation in the region.
The Network is fully supported by the Mayor of West Yorkshire and forms part of her pledge to support local businesses, demonstrating a commitment to boost innovation activity, productivity and collaboration across the region.
If you would like to be part of the Network please register your interest here.