Fully-Funded Innovation Workshop Northallerton

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Calling all SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding!

This fully-funded 2 day workshop will provide your business with high-quality, practical, real-world innovation support and expertise. The workshop will be delivered over 2 non-consecutive days to allow time for reflection and development of your business’ innovation plan.

** Do not delay - places are limited to ensure that each business receives support that is tailored to meet its specific needs.**

SME participants will benefit from:

  • One-to-one mentoring to identify your business innovation needs and to help you get the most from the programme
  • Specialist seminars, tailored to the needs of each participating business, delivered by highly experienced practitioners
  • Practical, real-world expertise and tools that can be applied directly to your business
  • Development of an innovation business plan tailored to meet your business’ needs
  • Networking with the other small businesses participating in the programme
  • A gateway to further innovation funding and advice for your business
  • Exposure to a network of professional experts
  • Expert workshop design, facilitation and diagnostics - delivered by Dr. Jo North, The Big Bang Partnership

Previous delegates who have attended the workshops have said:

“The two sessions will be fundamental in our future product development plans.” Anthony Main, The Distance

“Fantastic 2 day workshop that I took real value from. Not only some great strategic business tips, but a lot of contacts from the University that I will make use of.” Gary Thompson, Smartflow Couplings Ltd

“Really amazing workshop, great advice, delivery and energy.” Scott Woodhead, YOLO Inc Ltd

Content to be covered in the workshop will be:

  • Types of innovation
  • Strategies for innovation growth
  • Dynamics of change – social, technological, economic and environmental factors
  • Customer retention and attraction
  • Sustainable competitive advantage through innovation
  • Process efficiency and effectiveness
  • Innovation tools and techniques
  • Risk, reward and financial planning
  • Intellectual Property Protection

Benefits to your business:

Our workshops are delivered by highly experienced practitioners who will work with you to develop and innovation plan which can be applied directly to your business. Innovation is vital to business growth and the knowledge and techniques gained at these workshops will be invaluable to any business who is looking to innovate and grow.

Workshop Dates:

Northallerton Day 1: Tuesday 16 October Northallerton, Solberge Hall Hotel

York Day 2: Tuesday 13 November York, Ron Cooke Hub

How to Apply:

Register your interest via Eventbrite and a member of the PAPI team will be in touch to ask you to complete an application form.

All applicants will be contacted about the outcome of their application as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days prior to the event.

Eligibility Criteria:

PAPI aims to support small to medium-sized businesses in the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding region that meet the following criteria:

  • Turnover lower than €50m per annum.
  • Balance sheet assets of less than €43m.
  • Fewer than 250 employees.
  • Businesses should only nominate appropriate participants who have significant responsibility for innovation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Karen Drum on 01904 328076.

The programme is delivered through the Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Delivered by the University of York

In conjunction with How's Business

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