We are innovation advisors. Helping you get the funding you need, then supporting your programme to deliver and exploit it.

Welcome to Axillium

We are a Midlands-based innovation and investment agency. Since 2008 we have supported 185 organisations to move research and technology forward in the areas of Light-weighting, Advanced Manufacturing and Smart & Connected technology

Companies developing new products need support and demand results from their innovations, and that’s what we deliver. Our approach to innovation is driven by understanding your needs and developing this insight into a dedicated solution for you. 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 which matches your needs precisely.

Supporting you every step of the way

We focus on providing an end-to-end innovation support service, which means we can offer you the support you need wherever you are in the innovation cycle. Whether you need access to funding, help mapping the innovation opportunities available to you, or need a fully managed programme – we will take you right through the process and ensure your innovations deliver.

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 in Aerospace, Automotive and Defence & 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

We are a recognised consultancy and research organisation

We work in collaboration, independently, with our partners accross industry suppliers, research institutes, universities and Government

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 our connections with Government and the Industrial Sectors,  we understand how things work and how to get things done

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 often partners, working in direct collaboration with you as an extension of your business and invested in your success

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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