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From Inspiration to Innovation - Expert advice and funds to bring forward new products and ideas

Information taken from the Craven District Council's Eventbrite page provides the following details of 'From Inspiration to Innovation'... a seminar taking place on 29th September at Bentham Golf Club which may be of interest to some of our clients and contacts:

Innovation is the successful development and introduction of new ideas which help your business to improve efficiency, reach new markets, increase revenue, develop new products, or achieve a competitive advantage.

This seminar is designed for established SMEs with ambitious growth plans that want to embrace innovation in developing new or improved products, processes or services. The seminar will help you grow your business through innovation by:

  • Exploring the benefits and opportunities that innovation can deliver to the business

  • Learning how to create an innovation culture within the business

  • Using examples from other SMEs and hearing from local businesses about their innovation journey

  • Helping you understand what local and national support is available

  • Helping you discover funding available for innovation

  • Connection you with innovation experts

You will hear from:

Helen Floyd, SparkFund Grants Manager - the SparkFund is an innovation support and grants programme that works with business owners and leaders in North Yorkshire to identify, define and deliver innovation and research projects that fit their individual needs, aspirations and plans. They help every step of the way, from shaping and framing the idea, applying for funding and to deliver the project.

Andy Taylor, Innovation UK EDGE (Yorkshire & Humber) - a publicly-funded service to empower innovative businesses to growth and achieve their goals. They will give you access to the resources to deliver, from investor networks to IP expertise and international partnerships.

Ben Sayer, Leyton - an international consulting firm working with the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership to provide help to innovating or high-energy-use firms to recover tax from HMRC. Leyton provides no win-no fee support to free up capital for expansion and innovation.

Attendees to the seminar will also have the opportunity for networking with the presenters afterwards to address any individual business matters.

Am I eligible to attend this seminar?

This seminar is being provided through the Langcliffe Quarry Enterprise Centre project which provides enterprises within Craven District with access to the space and support that will enable them to create new job opportunities, improve performance and raise productivity. This seminar is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Craven District Council.

Booking is essential as places are limited to ensure maximum learning and benefit for each participant. Priority will be given to trading businesses located in Craven District and whose business model is based on business-to-business activity.

Please be advised that while the seminar is free of charge, we will ask you to fill in a registration form and feedback form.

Get in touch:

Contact the Langcliffe Quarry Enterprise project team to find out what other support is available to businesses locally.

Tel: 01756 706214


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