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Growing your business globally through Innovation’ Breakfast

Date: 16th June 2016
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
Theme: Innovation, Open new markets & Export

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Join us at this breakfast event to help unlock your innovation potential. Hear about how you can identify and overcome potential barriers, meet with industry experts to develop and commercialise your innovative solutions, and how you can grow your business in the UK and export overseas.

Guest speaker

The guest speaker Chris Etchells Director of KMS Solutions, producer of ‘Keep In Touch (KIT)‘ wristbands, will share how his company has grown through innovation. He will outline the challenges the company faced in financing the product development and the solutions that facilitated market entry.

What you will come away with?

You’ll engage in facilitated peer to peer discussions to help you identify creative ways to foster an innovation culture, review alternative routes to financing your product or service and understand how internationalisation can help you grow your business.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the business support available from the presenters - Enterprise Europe Network and our Access to Finance and Innovation Growth specialists.

We’re delivering this event with the Enterprise Europe Network, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Who should attend?

If you have a product or service currently in development that requires innovation support to progress further in the UK or overseas markets, or if you’re looking to enhance your experience in developing and commercialising products – then book your place now.


08:00am Arrival, registration and refreshments
08:15am Welcome and introductions: Yvonne Grady, Business Growth Hub, Innovation Growth Service
08:20am Interactive session: What is innovation? Paul Halliday, Innovation Growth Advisor
08:50am Power of partnerships, Andrew North, EEN Innovation Advisor
09:00am Guest speaker: Chris Etchells, KMS Solutions
09:15am Top tips to access finance and get investment ready: Ian Dixon, Business Growth Hub, Access to Finance
09:30am Tea and coffee break
09:45am Round table discussion
10:30am Event close

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