The Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce

About The Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce

The University of Bedfordshire’s Research and Innovation Service (RIS) is a team of experts dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship among students, academics, and businesses. Their mission is to help individuals and organisations translate their ideas into successful products, services, and businesses.

At the heart of the RIS is their business incubation service, which provides a supportive environment for entrepreneurs to develop and grow their businesses. The service includes access to co-working spaces, mentorship and coaching, funding opportunities, and a range of other resources to help entrepreneurs succeed.

But the RIS does much more than just business incubation. They also offer a range of other services to support innovation and entrepreneurship, such as research and development support, knowledge exchange partnerships, and consultancy services.

Through these services, the RIS is helping to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Bedfordshire and beyond. They work closely with local and national organisations to create a thriving ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region, providing a range of opportunities for students, academics, and businesses to collaborate and innovate.

Whether you’re a student with a great idea, an academic looking to commercialise your research, or a business seeking support and resources, the RIS is there to help. With their expert guidance and support, you can turn your ideas into successful products, services, and businesses.

Quick Fact Checker

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    What's the Scheme?

    The University of Bedfordshire's Research and Innovation Service (RIS) is a team of experts dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship among students, academics, and businesses.

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    What's in it for me as Business Owner?

    The service includes access to co-working spaces, mentorship and coaching, funding opportunities, and a range of other resources to help entrepreneurs succeed.

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    How do I apply?

    Step 1: Register your business with us and we'll ensure you are kept in the loop with all the latest Government incentives as they are announced.

    Step 2: Once you have registered your business with us you can book your free needs assessment with an Advisor by selecting one of the three durations below, then choose your preferred day and time and we'll do the rest.

  4. 4
    What's my commitment?

    As a member of the Chamber, your commitment is to support the organisation's mission of promoting and supporting local businesses in Bedfordshire such as attending events.

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    Find out more

    Please click the button below to book an appointment to check your eligibility

    Here.

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