D2N2 Events 2017

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Innovation and SME Competitiveness Workshops


Launch of Innovation and SME competitiveness calls in D2N2

D2N2 ERDF Technical Assistance Programme

Supporting organisations to make successful applications to the following ERDF calls in D2N2:

  • Priority Axis 1- Promoting Research and Innovation
  • Priority Axis 3 – Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

D2N2 LEP is anticipating that the calls to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and be more competitive and productive in today’s economy will be launched in early December 2017.

The calls are expected to close by the end of January 2018.

To support organisations to understand the strategic priorities of the calls D2N2 LEP will be hosting free workshop across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The events will be held at the following venues and dates :

  • Monday 11 December 2017 at the Winding Wheel Chesterfield S41 7SA
  • Thursday 14 December 2017 – Nottingham Mechanics NG1 4EZ
  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 – Derbyshire County Cricket Club DE21 6DA
  • Thursday 11 January 2018 – Oakham Suite, Mansfield, NG18 4AE

All workshops will commence at 10am and close at 2pm.

A free networking lunch will be available at all events.

The workshops are designed to support organisations make good quality applications to deliver projects that support innovation and competitiveness in local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on promoting job creation and tackling the productivity gap specifically:

  • Investments in practices and technologies to promote productivity
  • Leadership and Management
  • Adoption and exploitation of innovative and productive products and processes
  • Support for early start-up and early stage mentoring
  • Support for export, trade and Foreign Direct Investment
  • Scale up programmes to support small but productive firms to grow
  • Enhance D2N2 Growth Hub services
  • Investment readiness 

For more information about these workshops, please contact Sandra Casey at Sandra.casey@d2n2lep.org

For further information regarding the D2N2 ESIF programme please visit the D2N2 TA website at http://www.d2n2ta.org or contact Richard Kirkland D2N2 LEP at Richard.kirkland@d2n2lep.org

The D2N2 Technical Assistance project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

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