Cornwall Innovation | Generating Business in Cornwall

  • Cornwall Innovation

    A place to inspire dynamic people to grow and build innovative enterprises leading to business success

    Cornwall Innovation accreditations

    Cornwall Innovation comprises the county's newest business acceleration facilities: the Pool Innovation Centre, Tremough Innovation Centre and the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre based at Treliske in Truro.

  • Pool Innovation Centre

    A place to inspire dynamic people to grow and build innovative enterprises leading to business success

    Cornwall Innovation accreditations

    The Pool Innovation Centre is a business acceleration facility that welcomes start-up and existing businesses from a range of sectors. We provide office space and business support plus meeting and conference facilities to help grow your business.

  • Tremough Innovation Centre

    A place to inspire dynamic people to grow and build innovative enterprises leading to business success

    Cornwall Innovation accreditations

    The Tremough Innovation Centre is a business acceleration facility that welcomes businesses from the creative, media, eco and environmental science sectors.

  • Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre

    A place to inspire dynamic people to grow and build innovative enterprises leading to business success

    Cornwall Innovation accreditations

    Based in Truro, the Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre is a business acceleration facility that welcomes knowledge based business within sectors that support health and/or wellbeing.

Our Centres are focused on supporting all growth, knowledge and innovation-led businesses and in particular those from the media, creative, eco, environmental, and health and wellbeing sectors. Support is offered to businesses at all stages of their journey from incubation through to mature enterprises looking to innovate and grow.

The management of all three Centres is delivered by Plymouth University on behalf of Cornwall Council. Cornwall Innovation has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme.

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Innovation Centres

Cornwall Innovation comprises the county's newest business acceleration facilities; the Pool Innovation Centre, Tremough Innovation Centre and the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre based at Treliske in Truro.

  • Pool Innovation Centre ™

    The Pool Innovation Centre business acceleration facility welcomes start-up and existing businesses from a range of sectors to enjoy:

    • Dynamic office space
    • Tailored business support
    • Cutting-edge meeting & conference facilities
    • Private investment opportunities
    • Informal networking areas
    • Fabulous connectivity and technology
    • A collaborative business community

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  • Tremough Innovation Centre ™

    The Tremough Innovation Centre business acceleration facility welcomes businesses from the creative, media, eco and environmental science sectors to enjoy:

    • Dynamic office space
    • Tailored business support
    • Cutting-edge meeting & conference facilities
    • Private investment opportunities
    • Informal networking areas
    • Fabulous connectivity and technology
    • A collaborative business community
    • Connections into the Knowledge Base

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  • Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre ™

    The Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre business acceleration facility welcomes knowledge based businesses within sectors that support health and wellbeing to enjoy:

    • Dynamic office space
    • Tailored business support
    • Cutting-edge meeting & conference facilities
    • Private investment opportunities
    • Informal networking areas
    • Fabulous connectivity and technology
    • A collaborative business community
    • Links into the Dental School, PCMD and communities within KSPA and RCHT

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What we do

Cornwall Innovation is Cornwall's newest business acceleration facility that comprises of the Pool Innovation Centre, Tremough Innovation Centre and the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre.

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Meet the team

Cornwall Innovation consists of the Pool, Tremough and Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centres. Each has its own Centre Manager, Administrator and Clerical Assistant with the Cornwall Innovation Director overseeing the whole family.

  • John Eddy

    Estates and Facilities

    Cornwall Innovation

    John started his career as an apprentice in the construction industry in Cornwall before spending 2 years overseas in Hanover, Germany.  On his return to the UK, he moved to the leisure industry working with Deborah Meaden’s family business located on the Lizard Peninsula.

    Since joining Cornwall Innovation, John has undertaken his IOSH and NEBOSH International General Certification to enhance his knowledge of Health and Safety.  In his spare time he’s a keen rugby supporter, spends time with his family and enjoys sampling some of the fine Cornish goods produced by local food and beverage artisans.

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  • Lorna Sutton

    Clerical Assistant

    Pool Innovation Centre

    Lorna joined the team in September 2014 as a Clerical Assistant at the Pool Innovation Centre. She grew up in Cornwall and completed her degree in BSc Geography at the University of Exeter, where she studied at the Cornwall campus and gained a First.

    Whilst studying for her A-Levels, Lorna worked as a Student Ambassador at Cornwall College and undertook an internship at South Crofty Mine as a Research and Archive Assistant whilst studying for her degree. 
    Lorna then worked at Careers South West as a Career and Information Assistant, where she worked across a number of branches throughout Cornwall providing careers help, support and advice. Remaining in this area of work, Lorna was employed as a Student Ambassador Coordinator at Cornwall College, where she managed Higher Education Student Ambassadors across the campuses. 

    Following this employment, Lorna worked as a Tenant Liaison Officer at Northwood Limited, a Letting Agents in Truro, and was then promoted to Maintenance Manager. Lorna was then later promoted to Office Manager; responsible for managing and resolving all maintenance issues, managing the company accounts, overseeing and improving office processes, before joining the Cornwall Innovation team. 

    Lorna enjoys keeping herself busy in her spare time, with going to the beach, shopping for a bargain (particularly at the car boot), going to craft fairs, eating Philps pasties, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Lorna is also a fan of the Carry On Films and enjoys collecting minerals and gemstones, as well as painting and drawing, which she has less time for these days, with spending as much free time as possible with her daughter, swimming, crafting and having fun.

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  • Carla Hickmott

    Conference & Events Administration Assistant

    Pool Innovation Centre

    Having grown up in Cornwall and trained in Food & Beverage at Camborne College, she worked within the busy catering industry. Following a career change she now has many years Administration and Customer Service knowledge and experience.

    Having travelled and worked in Australia and America she returned to England to work in a large independent school in Somerset for the marketing department managing and developing their website and parent portal.

    She has recently moved back to Cornwall and is excited to be working in the Pool Innovation Centre. Enjoying the busy and varied work of conferences and events, whilst around flourishing businesses within this part of the county.

    Carla loves being close to the beach, and back home! She still enjoys travelling as much as possible whilst supporting her husband in his new business venture.

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  • Elaine Dyer

    Clerical Assistant

    Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre

    Elaine joined the Cornwall Innovation team in February 2014 in the role of Events Administrator for the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre. Elaine was born and grew up in Cornwall, enjoying the beautiful beaches and country life.

    Passionate about marketing and events, Elaine has experience working in the education and charity sector. Starting her career as a Marketing Apprentice for Truro and Penwith College Business Centre, she gained knowledge and skills in marketing and events management. Following the completion of her apprenticeship, Elaine undertook a six month internship with the British Red Cross, giving her the opportunity to put her event skills into action and fundraise for local and international appeals.

    Elaine continued her career at Falmouth University, taking on the exciting and challenging role of Alumni Coordinator. In this role Elaine managed a variety of events involving graduates - from careers talks to an Open Day Alumni Lounge. She also developed her social media skills, copy writing skills and managed the launch of a new alumni website.

    Elaine is currently studying for her Chartered Institute of Marketing Level 4 Certificate. In her spare time she enjoys pilates, reading and baking. You will often find her in the kitchen whipping up a batch of her famous chocolate chip cookies.

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  • Tim Port

    Project Administrator

    Tremough Innovation Centre

    After graduating from university in Cornwall, Tim secured the role of Welfare President at his students’ union. This gave Tim valuable experience in customer service, project management and event planning. From this experience, Tim moved on to work for an events company, specialising in corporate events and exhibitions, further growing his skills.

    Having worked in this environment for a few years, Tim saw the opportunity to move back to Cornwall and work in a more diverse role at Tremough Innovation Centre as our Clerical Assistant, delivering exemplary customer service. Tim has since moved into the role of Project Administrator and continues to enjoy supporting our clients.

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  • Bonnie Somers

    Project Administrator

    Pool Innovation Centre

    Bonnie first joined Pool Innovation Centre in June 2010 shortly after it opened and then rejoined the team in June 2012 as the Project Administrator.

    She moved to Cornwall from Surrey when she was 12 and has spent most of her career working in retail and administrative roles within a variety of organisations ranging from Network Rail to local charities.

    Bonnie decided to return to education in her late twenties and graduated from Plymouth University in 2009 with a 1st class honours degree in Combined Social Sciences. She then embarked on a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education which enabled her to work with unemployed adults in the local area to help them achieve qualifications in  Literacy and Numeracy. 

    This experience, along with the support she provided to her husband while he ran his business means that Bonnie is passionate about supporting local businesses and the regeneration of the CPR area.

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  • Bernard Curren

    Director

    Cornwall Innovation

    Bernard was born and educated in Plymouth with strong family ties to Cornwall. He has started and successfully developed two businesses in Cornwall and Devon, exiting the last in 2001. He then engaged in Business consultancy and support as a mechanism of assisting others through the difficult journey of starting and running their own businesses.

    Bernard has worked with the Business Link organisation in Devon and Cornwall developing programmes aimed at increasing business start-up success rates and minimising the impact of large employer closures with the community and supply chain. In particular he was engaged in supporting the staff of Compair Holman during the Camborne factories closure, developing four new business ventures and assisting over 46 supply chain enterprises to minimise the impact of the closure.

    Bernard has most recently worked within the University of Plymouth looking at areas where the commercial experience he has gained can add value. These areas include the licensing of 'new knowledge' from research to business, engaging business in the exploitation of University research outcomes, identifying and managing intellectual property, engaging the academic community in commercial problem solving and enhancing the 'knowledge economy' by creating opportunities for true knowledge transfer. Most recently developing the business plans to deliver, on behalf of Cornwall Council, the Innovation Centres in Cornwall.

    Bernard has a Masters level 7 certificate in Business Strategy achieved in 2007 and regularly delivers enterprise learning modules to graduate and postgraduate level students.

    Bernard competes in motor sport, at a high level, achieving significant success in a variety of self-built and developed vehicles. Bernard enjoys golf despite not being very good and enjoys relaxing with friends and family.

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Want to know more about one of our centres and its services?

  • Enquiries: 0800 052 5600
    Centre reception: 01209 714676

    Email:
    enquiries@poolinnovationcentre.co.uk

    Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth,
    Cornwall TR15 3PL
  • Enquiries: 0800 052 5600
    Centre reception: 01326 330066

    Email:
    enquiries@tremoughinnovationcentre.co.uk

    Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9TA
  • Enquiries: 0800 052 5600
    Centre reception: 01872 330030

    Email:
    enquiries@hwic.co.uk

    Treliske, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3FF