We are innovation advisors – we help you get the funding you need, then support your programme to deliver and exploit it.

Welcome to Axillium

We are a Midlands-based provider of market-leading innovation methodology and management services. Since 2007, we have supported over 190 organisations to drive research and technology innovation from conception to materialisation in the areas of Aerospace, Automotive, Government, National Security, Advanced Manufacturing, and Smart Technology. 

We believe that the UK has the potential to become a global superpower in innovation. The UK’s private and public sector are generating fundamental ideas that could revolutionise how we meet some of the most important challenges facing us today. 

However, ideas alone are not enough; a proven innovation methodology is essential to getting world-changing technologies from the R&D lab into the market. 

At Axillium, we’re on a mission to help unlock the £39.8 billion in government investment across science and technology, reinvent the way PLCs and public institutions execute innovation, foster dynamic new public / private partnerships – and ultimately place the UK at the forefront of innovation in security, sustainability, and safety.

As innovation advisors, we do things strategically, passionately and collaboratively. By working closely with you, we will take our understanding of your business, combine this with our technology and innovation management expertise and provide you with a solution that precisely matches your needs.

Supporting you every step of the way

We understand the resource and infrastructure challenges businesses and government institutions face when attempting to take innovations from conceptual ideas to leading IP. Our approach to innovation is driven by embedding ourselves within your business, understanding your needs, and applying and managing innovation methodology in a way that’s tailored to your organisation. 

As innovation specialists, we do things strategically, passionately, and collaboratively. Our team has an expansive network across supply chain, academia, government, and the private sector to ensure your business is empowered to leverage the full force of the UK innovation ecosystem. No matter where you are in the innovation cycle, we make the innovation process painless and help ensure innovations reach commercialisation and deliver returns.

The Axillium team

A team of like-minded, strategic thinkers, dreamers, and do-ers based in Daventry, UK. We have been doing what we love and supporting companies to make their innovations happen across Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Government, and National Security since 2007. 

  • Will Searle
    Will Searle Chairman
  • Helen Corney
    Helen Corney Managing Director
  • Jodie Nixon
    Jodie Nixon Project Manager

Why we are the best partner to support and advise you

Axillium's services have been proven across over 200 organisations

Our innovation methodology and management services have been successfully implemented hundreds of times, in sectors across Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Dual Use, Digital Technology, Government, National Security, and UK Academia.

We are experts at what we do

Our resident team are all experts in their fields. We partner openly and honestly to provide the right levels of personal support to a wide-range of clients, always confidentially

Our networks and relationships are unique

We’ve spent years building deep-rooted relationships with both public and private sectors. We know how to combine the individual strengths of UK PLCs, government institutions, supply chain, and academia to get things done and forge a clear path for innovation.

We are industry focused

We ensure that an unrivaled level of business insight and knowledge is available to our clients within our sector focus, all to help increase the opportunity for success

We have a proven track-record of success

We have a 10 year history developing strategy, accessing government funding & managing strategic innovation programmes that deliver success for our clients

You can trust us as your partner

We are trusted advisors and partners who are invested in your success. Not only do we work in direct collaboration with your teams as an extension of your business, we embed ourselves in the mission and are passionate about helping you achieve the next level in innovation.

Uniquely focused

We have experience and knowledge in a variety of sectors, but have become experts in the following markets and specialisms:


Advanced Manufacturing



Defence & Security

Smart & Connected Technology

Some of our recent programmes

Request a call back

If you'd prefer to talk direct about funding or project support, send us an email and one of the team will get back to you, asap.

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