growth and innovation network

Dorset is home to a range of innovative organisations, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Our Growth and Innovation Networks (GaINs) provide innovators, academics and entrepreneurs the chance to connect with other ambitious, creative, like-minded individuals.

Dorset has a long and rich history of innovation; home to the father of the internet Sir Tim Berner's Lee, and the location of the first wireless communication. Dorset is now home to some of the UK’s brightest minds, innovative businesses and world-class institutions.

However, it can be difficult to make the right connections, find the right expertise or resources, or access new knowledge, nationally and beyond with knowledge that could help you address your challenges. Being part of a network can make this easier and help turn new business opportunities to innovate into commercial success.