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Accelerating Innovation for Maritime Industries

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Liverpool City Region businesses and start-ups can access funded expert advice and support.

We are
Port City innovation Hub (PCiH)

PCiH is a first of its kind Innovation Accelerator initiative led by Wirral Council. We deliver region-wide business advice and support to increase the number of SMEs bringing new products and services to market for the maritime sector.

Participants can access distinct support offerings in innovation strategy, research and technology expertise, sprint masterclasses, mentorship and market insight.

Innovation Strategy

Planning help and advice to grow market share or profits through product and service innovation.

R&D Assistance

Delivery of intensive, sustained business support to meet your R&D aspirations

Innovation Sprints

Commercialisation support through mentorship, masterclasses and domain-knowledge sharing.

Cluster Access

Introduction to new markets, events and collaboration opportunities across maritime industries.

Accelerating Innovation.
Delivering Growth.

PCiH helps SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises) and start-ups identify and capitalise on opportunities in the fast-growing Liverpool City Region Maritime sector.

Your business or start-up will receive funded support tailored to your specific needs to accelerate growth through innovation.

Our offer to you includes world-class business support, networking opportunities, research expertise, and accelerator sprints that will transform your ideas into business solutions.

Please use this website to learn more about our partners, the support they can provide and how to become a PCiH beneficiary.

The Liverpool City Region Maritime Sector:






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Delivery Partners

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Are You Ready to Accelerate Your Growth?

Every PCiH participant benefits from an individual package of support designed around their priority needs.

Our step-by-step process delivers the right amount of assistance at the right time saving you time and money.

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