Psychagogia are a tour organiser who provide specialised holidays combined with therapy for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Through the Innovation Programme they received grant funding and worked with an academic from the School of Psychology to develop an innovative, autism specific, person-centred model for planning and delivering inspirational Sensory Integration Holidays in popular destinations.
Chris Sellors, owner of Bardney-based invention company CMS Aeronautica Ltd, approached Innovation Advice and Guidance for help in becoming more knowledgeable about the county and the businesses and people within it.
Businesses from across Lincolnshire were shown the importance and effectiveness of innovation when trying to survive difficult times at the Don’t Be a Dodo event organised by Innovation Advice and Guidance.
Freewatt Ltd, specialists in solar photovoltaic design and installation, was the first recognised carbon neutral company in Lincolnshire. As renewable energy remains high on the national agenda, Freewatt’s managing director Julian Patrick wanted to ensure the next generation of innovators fully understands the different technologies, how they can be used and how they can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions.
GlenFarrow UK Ltd’s first contact with the Sustainable Construction iNet (iNet) was in July 2010 at an iNet roadshow in Spalding, where the company pitched their idea for a biomass boiler designed to run on surplus construction, agricultural and general industry materials such as wood, straw and cardboard. GlenFarrow envisaged this new biomass boiler being used as an alternative to oil and gas installations, recognising that many commercial businesses and farming outfits would have surplus waste materials to fuel the boilers, thereby reducing waste going to landfill and heating costs by up to 95%.
"Here's how I turned my business around in difficult circumstances" - Steve Wrieden from The Base Room Company explains the methods he used to achieve success from a business that had failed.
"Here's how I used mobile marketing and commerce in my business" - Rightmove is an online property portal. The website was launched in 2000 and now displays over a million properties to buy or rent, and has over 40 million visits a month. Here, Commercial Director Miles Shipside talks about how mobile marketing and commerce are used by Rightmove.