Orbital joins Innovate UK’s Scaleup Programme

Stowmarket-based digital services and technology company, Orbital Global, is delighted to have been selected to participate in Innovate UK’s Scaleup Programme. Funded by Innovate UK and delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
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The Scaleup Programme supports a select group of companies on a journey to exponential growth. The initiative will help Orbital Global scale up its world leading digital services and technology innovations.

The programme is designed to support highly innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented companies already on their scaling journey, whose innovations or business models can disrupt an existing market, and who are establishing or already implementing their international markets strategy. High-impact engagement and early stage outcomes can include access to finance, investment readiness or internationalisation plans.

At the centre of the service is a team of 12 high-calibre scaleup directors who operate together as a board and provide each of the companies on the programme with a matrix of skills and connectivity. The scaleup directors will help Orbital Global to structure itself for global growth and work with the company to understand the particular set of needs that it faces on its scaling journey.

Orbital Global is proud to have been accepted, following a rigorous three-stage screening process. Peter Brady, CEO of Orbital Global, comments: ‘We are an ambitious, pioneering, and innovative company, offering world leading services and technologies. Our plans for positioning Orbital as a leading global business are already starting to become reality. Having the advice and experience of the Innovate UK team to help us navigate any blockers to our growth is hugely exciting. We are thrilled to have been accepted onto this prestigious programme and are already benefitting from their input. We are grateful for the knowledge and resources being harnessed through our lead Scaleup Director Chris Ellis, Senior Innovation Advisor at St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge.’

Maxine Adam, Head of Business Growth at Innovate UK, says, ‘Our work with the Orbital team is a great example of just how much value this programme can add to the endeavours of the business leaders we support. The inputs are varied and blend strategic thinking with invaluable hands-on tactical guidance, to create outcomes that deliver real commercial advantage. It’s a pleasure working with the Orbital Directors at this pivotal time for their business.’

Speaking about the programme, she adds, ‘Admission onto the Scaleup Programme is a rigorous and highly selective process with only around 30 companies being selected. To be eligible, selectors look for innovative, ambitious, high-growth oriented companies that are already on their scaling journey. Orbital Global is a perfect candidate in this respect and, together with EEN, we are looking forward to helping it scale up, drive growth, and realise its potential as a high-performing and world leading business’.

Orbital Global was also recently selected as a Tech East 100 company. Backed by Suffolk and Norfolk local authorities, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, BT, and local sponsors, Tech East 100 is a new initiative, which aims to shine a spotlight on the leading-edge tech businesses in the region and support their growth ambitions.

Orbital Global is already regarded as a world leading digital expert. It has pioneered disruptive, “game changing” digital healthcare research methodologies, interactive hyperrealistic AI avatars and revolutionary augmented reality asthma apps that will save lives.

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