No Limits platform launches

Innovate UK has launched a new digital platform called No Limits to help better support innovative talent across the UK by connecting innovators and businesses to talent and skills opportunities.

Posted on: 12/02/2024

Last week, Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Innovate UK, visited UTC Leeds to launch the No Limits digital platform to an audience of students. He spoke about building a pipeline of talent so that people are equipped with the skills that match the jobs of the future. Innovate UK has launched No Limits to highlight and provide access to opportunities for people to develop their talent and skills which are already out there, and to inspire people to get the right help throughout their innovation journey.

The No Limits platform is designed to address a key barrier to innovation which is the complexity and sheer scale of the innovation ecosystem. It provides a digital marketplace, which connects aspiring innovators to skills, talent and investment programmes from Innovate UK and its many partners. Users can build a personalised profile and get customised results based on their needs and ambitions. The purpose is to make it easier for people to find the right level of support for their stage of development.

For the UK to reach its full potential and drive future productivity, 400,000 more innovators are needed, from entrepreneurs to engineers. The new No Limits platform is part of a wider talent and skills programme being developed by Innovate UK to pull together partners to help better match people with ambition, skills and talent with the support, advice and funding they need to succeed as innovators.

Speaking alongside Innovate UK CEO Indro Mukerjee were Dr Lisa Hazelden, Chief Product Officer of Innovate UK, Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, Hannah Wilson, Principal at UTC Leeds, Yewande Akinola, Engineer and Innovate UK Young Innovator Award winner, Adam Derradji, each sharing their unique insights and calling for the ambitious innovators of tomorrow to take advantage of the support programmes made available today through No Limits.

Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Innovate UK said:

We have untapped potential in the UK and we are making it our mission to ensure that people are given the opportunity to build a career in innovation, a career with No Limits. By working with our partners, our new and easy to use No Limits digital platform brings together all the support, advice, funding, training, and education opportunities under one roof.

If we can spark new connections and bring even more talented people with us on the innovation journey, we will be better placed to tackle some of our biggest challenges, to boost economic growth, and shape the jobs of the future.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

Here in West Yorkshire, innovative ideas are our bread and butter, from the first ever motion picture to cutting-edge advancements in video games, space travel and cancer treatment. Yet for every success story, there is a brilliant young mind held back from reaching their full potential, whether that’s due to a lack of opportunity, mentorship, money or luck.

That’s why it’s vital we have an easy to access place connecting all our budding entrepreneurs with the businesses that can support them, as we build a stronger, brighter region that works for all.

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