10am - 2pm
This East Midlands Innovation led event will present a comprehensive review of the innovation focused funding and related support avaliable to businesses in the East Midlands. You will have the opportunity to hear how support schemes operate and to discuss your specific needs with specialists by visiting our mini innovation support expo and through networking with like-minded businesses and partners.
The East Midlands is rich in innovation, science, technology and talent. Our regions companies, research organisations and universities are helping to develop better products and services, improve the environment and quality of life and also create a growing number of new businesses, particularly in our priority sectors of Healthcare and Bioscience,Transport, Food and Drink and Sustainable Construction.
Under the guidance of the Regional Innovation Strategy (RIS), we are developing a series of innovation focused business support programmes in conjunction with emda's wider business support products. The event will demonstrate how you can benefit from accessing these products, which include: expert advisers and mentors, access to finance including dedicated grants, themed events targeting partnering with universities and specific sector, technology and skills issues and support for accessing European funding, enabling you to stay ahead of the game.
The event will also see the launch of the new round of grant funding in support of the Regional Technology Framework (RTF). Up to £20,000 is avaliable to support the commercialisation of new technologies, specifically the funds aimed at demonstrating the business case for a new technology based product or process. This round focuses on the priority technology areas of Materials; Design, Engineering and Manufacturing; Energy and Waste. Further details will be given at the event but more information can be found on our website.
To register for this event, please email or telephone 0115 947 1746 by Thursday 28th August 2008, stating your name, organisation, email and any special access or dietary requirements.