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Are you an innovative company based in Scotland or the North of England? 

Would you like the opportunity to promote your brand and connect with potential investors, customers and collaborators, all whilst being in with a chance of winning professional support services with an estimated value of £10,000?*  
 

Nominate your business to be part of the annual Go Further Index to:

 

  • Highlight your achievements and get recognition as a leader in your field.

  • Showcase your business to investors, angels, corporate venturing teams, entrepreneurs, and policymakers on the judging panel and attending the Forum – the Index’s launch event.

  • Secure VIP attendance at our Go Further Forum in Edinburgh on 9th November 

  • Inclusion in a widely distributed digital report highlighting the innovation hot spots and most progressive businesses within the North of England and Scotland.

*All business selected to be part of the final Index listing will recieve: 

  • 12 month free subscription to the UMi platform worth £120

  • Inclusion in the Global Corporate Venturing investment platform 

  • Chance to win £10,000 of consultancy support from CPI

Taking Notes

Eligibility

The inaugural GO FURTHER Investment campaign is open to businesses of all sizes who are pushing through and achieving their aspirations through access to investment, impactful collaborations, and the foresight to inform and respond to the changing world around them. Businesses from all sectors will be welcome to apply, but we are particularly interested in businesses operating within Bio-science, Health Tech, Clean Energy, Decarbonisation, Circular Economy, Data and Digitisation, Space and Satellite, Tech, AI and Advanced Manufacturing.

Submitting and your nomination and appearing in the Index are both completely free.

Why get involved?

Hear from Alfredo Ramos from CPI - one of the Index’s founders - about why CPI became involved and the reasons that companies should nominate themselves.

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WHY SCOTLAND AND THE NORTHERN POWER HOUSE?

The GO FURTHER Index has identified the Northern Powerhouse and Scotland as major opportunity hot spots for investment, with a wide variety of growing sectors including Bio science, Health Tech, Clean Energy, Decarbonisation, Circular Economy, Data and Digitisation, Space and Satellite tech, AI and Advanced Manufacturing.

 

Home to 33 universities, six of which rank in the top 20 for research excellence nationally, the Northern Powerhouse is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

Cities such as Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are all packed with young, modern, innovative businesses and offer a wealth of opportunities to investors.

 

A strong indicator of the strength of the Northern Powerhouse was shown in 2019 when the economic growth of Leeds was higher than that of London for the same period. If the Northern Powerhouse was a country in its own right, it would be the 10th largest economy in the EU.

 

Scotland, with an estimated GDP of $202bn, has always had innovation at its heart of industry, from the telephone and penicillin to the ATM and the colour photograph, Scotland has claim to a lot of great inventions and discoveries over the years. Today, innovation is felt, taught and incorporated across the whole of Scottish life, work and play.

 

Scotland’s innovative culture means that more university spin outs are created there than anywhere else in the UK – including London. Home to 19 universities there is a national commitment to supporting spin outs, for example by motivating their academics, providing access to intellectual property and supporting activities across all sectors.