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Innovation Health Check

Working on your innovativeness

The Innovation Health Check will give you a blueprint of the innovative capacity of your business.
Thanks to the EEN project which is sponsored by the EU, we offer support in strengthening the innovative capacity of firms.

What is the Innovation Health Check?

The Innovation Health Check benchmark is an Enterprise Ireland tool to help establish how ‘Innovation’ oriented your company is. Long term studies have shown that at least 50% of companies who do not actively innovate have ceased to trade after 10 years. The innovation benchmark is a facilitated self-assessment to evaluate your innovation process. It looks at how the process operates from the outset, capturing customer needs (stated and un-stated), idea generation, concept development, product/service development up to the commercial realisation stage and all steps in between. The Innovation benchmark will explore how this process is impacted by company culture, business strategy & structure, the company capability & resources and the level of innovative processes that are in place. This benchmarking tool has been approved for use across Europe by the Enterprise Europe Network and your report will allow you to benchmark your results against the hundreds of companies that have already gone through the assessment.

What does it involve?

The Innovation Health Check involves a facilitated half-day workshop. This works best with a group of staff drawn from different functional areas and levels of your business. The workshop will be facilitated by trained personnel from Cork Chamber of Commerce who will guide the group through the questionnaire. You will receive a 12-15 page report that identifies key strengths and areas for improvement.

For whom?

For companies of more than five employees with innovation, internationalisation and growth ambitions.

What does it cost and how do I avail of the service?

The Innovation Health Check  is free, costs are covered by Enterprise Europe Network. Contact Ivan McCutcheon at Cork Chamber - 021 4530144

Cork Chamber©, Fitzgerald House, Summerhill North, Cork, T23 TD90, Tel: (021) 4509044, Email:, Company Registration Number - 13918

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