Launch of Innovation and SME competitiveness calls in D2N2

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)

D2N2 LEP is anticipating that the calls to support SMEs to innovate and be more competitive and productive in today's economy will be launched in early December 2017.

The calls are expected to close by the end of January 2018.

To support organisations to understand the strategic priorities of the calls D2N2 LEP will be hosting free workshops across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The workshops will also take place from 10.00am to 2.00pm (including free networking lunch):

  • Monday 11 December 2017 at the Winding Wheel Chesterfield S41 7SA
  • Thursday 14 December 2017 at the Nottingham Mechanics NG1 4EZ
  • Tuesday 9 January 2018 at the Derbyshire County Cricket Club DE21 6DA
  • Thursday 11 January 2018 at the Oakham Suite, Mansfield, NG18 4AE

The workshops are 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

To book your place at any of the venues, please follow this link:

Article uploaded 16/11/17

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