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Innovation Programme for West Midlands SMEs


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

Innovation Programme for West Midlands SMEs

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Want to access the latest thinking and cutting edge technology to grow your business?



The WMG SME Team is running its next "Innovation Programme" Day at the new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation.


During the day as an SME you will:

  • Hear from experts in digital technology, advanced materials and people-centred innovation
  • Benefit from advice and support to get your ideas moving
  • Learn about the latest technologies to develop your business
  • Hear from companies that have already worked with us
  • Get to access a further one day (minimum) of funded assistance for your business
  • Get to discuss any ideas you have to help your business grow with technology experts
  • Network with other likeminded businesses
Lunch will be served on the day.

Sessions include:
  • People Centred Innovation - How to understand your customers and design products and services that better respond to customer emotion and behaviour
  • Digital tools for Business - How to benefit from the latest apps and digital tools to develop new products and services or manage business processes
  • Adding value to your products - Discovering what technologies are now available to improve the functionality of your products, as well as novel prototyping and low volume manufacturing techniques
What do previous attendees say about the event?

"An excellent event with great networking potential and a broad, engaging overview of IIPSI services that indicates the possibilities to work with the department." 
"Very good, practical and helpful. I really valued the focus on SME groups and support available."

"Thank you for a brilliant day-my brain is buzzing!"
A range of specialist DAY 2 options will be available to follow on from this event throughout May and June. You will be able to register for these soon via:  

The International Institute for Product and Service Innovation is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Warwick to support SMEs in the West Midlands develop new products and services.

For more information visit 

Please note to benefit from this programme you must be a West Midlands based SME with fewer than 250 employees, and a turnover of less than 50 million euros.
Have questions about Innovation Programme for West Midlands SMEs? Contact WMG SME Team
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When & Where

International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI) @ University of Warwick
University Rd
CV4 Coventry
United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)

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WMG, University of Warwick has a dedicated SME Programmes Team that links SMEs directly with the research and emerging technologies available at the new International Institute for Product and Service Innovation. WMG has a long tradition of working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to help them access new technologies and become more competitive.

 Services and Expertise

The team offers a range of services including expert consultancy, workshops, technology demonstrations, access to research and development, access to funding, access to students and graduates.

We have expertise in a range of areas across digital technologies, materials, manufacturing and user focussed design. Current key themes incude: smarter social media, cloud technologies, product and service evaluation, visitor experience technology, energy usage initiatives, smart materials, plastic electronics, sustainable polymers and composites. 

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