Future Focus

Future Focus combines inspiration, cutting-edge thinking and practical resources. It’s been created – in partnership with the University of Exeter -for Cornwall and IOS-based business leaders who want to accelerate growth, reduce risk and create change.

We offer a three-part programme combined with our collaborative networks and access to research which will ensure you can break boundaries, innovate and prosper:

  • Events – Superstar keynote speakers sharing their fascinating experience and knowledge.
  • Labs – Industry experts working with you and other leaders in a supportive peer group.
  • Resources – During Labs you’ll develop an action plan. We’ve got a host of high-value resources (including subsidies and funding) as well as access to experts to help you deliver it.

If you are interested in learning more, get in touch.


Get ring-side seats for our knock-out (and sell-out) Future Focus Events where we introduce you to global business leaders, inspirational insights and networking opportunities. Held at locations across the county roughly every quarter, these dynamic events are not to be missed.


Explore your future with your peers and an expert to guide you. Focussing on the challenges you want to overcome and opportunities you want to seize, you’ll leave with a really clear direction and an action plan. If you want to know more, get in touch. Plus we’ve created an in-depth guide to Labs here.


We’ve got funding to support you financially and logistically to bring in more capacity, new knowledge and new equipment or technology. These include:

  • Innovation Coaching
  • Access to Academics and the latest research and expertise
  • Funding for Equipment (Resource Grants)
  • Collaboration Support
  • Jobs Subsidies including new roles and promotions
  • Jobs Swap or Secondment support

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Future Focus At A Glance


As part of the Future Focus Programme we are running a number of Labs to help businesses innovate and grow. To view the schedule for 2018 and the respective Lab overviews, please click here.


Future Focus Events will take place four times a year with hot topics chosen by you. If you want to find out where and when the next Future Focus Event will take place, please click here.


As part of the Future Focus Programme, businesses can receive help in finding the right talent to help the business innovate and grow. Click here and get in touch to discuss your business with us.