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Maximise your European Innovation Potential!

Date: 22nd September 2015
Location: Library Room, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX
Time: 11:40am - 12:30pm
Theme: Innovation

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Does your business have global ambition? Are you looking to disrupt the marketplace with a new product or service? If so then this session will provide insight into two key instruments that will help you navigate your way and maximise your innovation potential within Europe.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) brings together 600 partner organisations in more than 50 countries to help your business innovate, grow and succeed in the European marketplace.  

Andrew North, Innovation Adviser for the network and Key account manager for the SME Instrument will explain how EEN can provide free support your business to access EU funding, grow into new markets, and identify partners to develop and launch new products or services.

Jane Watkins – Innovate UK’s National Contact Point for SME’s  will provide an overview of the H2020 SME Instrument, detailing the programme as well as providing valuable hints and tips to boost your application. Jane is a key partner, working closely with EEN to support applicants.

This session will draw on success stories to demonstrate European research & innovation impact on businesses. Both Jane and Andrew will also share personal experiences of the programmes so far and be on hand to discuss individual project ideas following the event.

Please be aware that by booking onto a workshop you automatically have access to the main Venturefest event and Innovation Showcase. To find out more about Venturefest Manchester 2015 please click here.



11:40 - Andrew North (EEN) will provide an overview of EEN support available to help you maximise your innovation potential within Europe.

11:55 - Jane Watkins (NCP for SME’s) will introduce the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and discuss how SME’s can take advantage of funding and expert coaching to boost their business.

12:15 - Q&A

12:30 - Close

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