CM International completed a consultancy assignment supporting InnEM – the Science and Industry Council for the East Midlands region in the UK – to develop and launch its three-year £20 million Innovation Strategy and Action Plan.
CM International’s work focused on detailed consultations and underpinning research into innovation gaps within the region, which subsequently informed the published Innovation Strategy. However, a key element of CM International’s work is in the detailed assistance being provided in support of the implementation process. The CM International team developed 15 specific costed action plans for implementation by emda and InnEM including rationale; methodology; responsibility and 3 year budget elements developed in consultation with emda and its partners. The team also developed all procurement documentation for the action plans, including a regional innovation prospectus, a detailed specification and guidelines to prospective stakeholders.