Launch of Innovation and SME competitiveness calls: December 2017/January 2018

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 (SMEs)

Two calls to support SMEs to innovate and be more competitive and productive in today’s economy were launched in early December 2017, with an application deadline of January 26th 2018.

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

The events were 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

The workshops were 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

Presentations from the events can be found below:
PA1 and 3 Presentation FINAL
Growth Hub Presentation FINAL
Summative Assessments FINAL


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