The Accelerating Circular Skills for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly (ARCA) project is part-funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme 2014-2020 (part of the European Structural & Investment Funds Growth Programme or ESIF). It will create an environment that stimulates and supports innovation, collaboration, research & development and skills to drive the development of new products and services, and complementary approaches that will improve productivity and deliver sustainable economic growth of Cornish small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses regionally and beyond.

It is a partnership between the University of Exeter and Truro & Penwith College who have developed a programme of activities to engage business, help them develop innovative ideas and skills, and deliver technical solutions.