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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-led organisation working to support the local business community and our 2,000 strong network of member businesses. Our job is to ensure the interests of local businesses are heard. We can help any size of company at any stage of development to grow and prosper. As well as being selected UK Chamber of the year, we are also the current holder of UK awards for international trade and skills development and delivery agents for Business Gateway.

Contribution to the Open Innovation Project

The Chamber has taken on the role of helping local companies to adopt Open Innovation techniques to become more competitive, develop new products and services, expand into new markets and access further innovation support from elsewhere. We are involved in the following activities:

  • Piloting and developing an Open Innovation skills and capacity building programme targeted at local businesses.
  • Providing one-to-one  mentoring support for companies who demonstrate an interest in implementing Open Innovation principles and techniques within their own organisation.
  • Contributing to the development of local incubation services in partnership with local universities to assist commercialisation of the knowledge-base.
  • Drawing on our extensive business and investor links, resources and experience of transnational project working to otherwise support the Open Innovation project.


For further information

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