An innovative ‘incubator’, with a mission to create award winning product stars in the future, has been ‘born’ in Sheffield.Multi Queen’s Award winning manufacturers, Gripple and Loadhog, have combined their proven innovative minds and created Incub to realise the dreams of embryonic entrepreneurs by fast tracking their exceptional product concepts to market through a unique collaborative approach.
Incub, which will be housed in a new 5,000 sq m state-of-the-art ideas and innovations facility in Sheffield, is looking for imaginative inventors in any sector, who may lack the required skills, equipment or funding to turn their product ideas into commercial realities.
Sheffield-based Gripple and Loadhog have an excellent track record in bringing ground breaking, problem solving products to market, with three Queen’s Awards and two best factory awards under their belts in the last three years.
During the development phase, the Cubs will be employed and have access to the companies’ talented ideas and innovations, design, marketing, learning and development teams.
Alan Somerfield, the companies’ Ideas and Innovations Director, said: “The Cubs could be graduates, who have nurtured ideas during their time at university; product designers who have spotted an opportunity; or mature individuals with an idea yearning for a new challenge. Our door is wide open to them all!
“Once a product is ready to launch, they will be encouraged to grow their ideas into worldwide businesses, creating valuable jobs in South Yorkshire.”