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St John's Innovation Centre

St John's Innovation Centre

How to Unlock the Growth Potential of your Business through Collaboration’

Start date/time :  16:00 19th July 2016
End date/time :  18:00 19th July 2016
Venue :  The Club, Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Airfield, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4WX
Organiser name :  St John’s Innovation Centre
Organiser email :
Organiser tel :  01223 422379

Are you seeking to develop and launch new products and services? Are you looking to improve innovation across your business? Do you want to find out more about collaboration and how this can support your business? Are you searching for funding to finance R&D and support the international growth of your business?

This workshop, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network and held in partnership with GCGP LEP and Signpost 2 Grow, is tailor-made for founders and MDs wishing to improve their research and development work through collaboration.

During this session you will:
• Find out about 2 new programmes, KEEP+ and Innovation Bridge available to businesses to support R&D collaboration
• Find out about R&D tax credits and how they can support the growth of your business
• Find out about the business support available through the Enterprise Europe Network to help you internationalise your business
• Find out about the help, advice and funding available to help you grow via Signpost 2 Grow
This event is delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Signpost 2 Grow. To REGISTER for this event and secure your FREE place, please visit

About the Programmes
KEEP + – An upcoming European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme to support innovation and growth amongst small and medium sized businesses. It will connect SMEs to academic expertise and graduate talent, and will enable them to develop and launch new products and services through subsidised research and development support. Amongst the benefits available to local companies are: 12-week graduate innovation internships; three-way collaborative partnerships between businesses, graduate employees and academic experts that typically last 12 months; research and innovation collaborations; and innovation networking events.

Innovation Bridge – An upcoming European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme that offers free support to help small to medium sized businesses innovate and grow. Through this programme you can gain access to a University’s specialist expertise and knowledge that can help you develop an action plan and support the introduction of a new product or service into the firm or to market. In addition, SME’s can apply for a grant programme that will assist with the implementation of your innovation activities.

About the speakers

Simon Daly, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Anglia Ruskin University
Simon is responsible for the University’s collaborations with business partners. During his time with the University, he has managed over 100 Knowledge Transfer projects. Before joining the University, Simon held a number of senior management positions with blue chip organisations in the banking, insurance and telecommunication sectors. He also holds several non-exec appointments.

Tom Bates, Innovation Bridge, Anglia Ruskin University

Tom joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2014 and is responsible for developing relationships with external stakeholders including businesses. Tom was previously responsible for two business support programmes at the University, including the Graduate Internship Scheme. His role now spans across the university with a focus on collaboration. Tom is the contact for the ERDF Innovation Bridge programme within the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.

Lee Williams, Jumpstart UK
Lee is a Client Engagement Manager for Jumpstart UK, award winning R & D Tax Claim Specialists. He has over 27 years of experience of helping SME businesses in the financial sector and now helps eligible SME’s with R and D tax claims.

Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network is designed to help businesses innovate, grow and succeed in the European marketplace through technology transfer or by finding new customers, suppliers or commercial partners. In partnership with Exemplas Holdings Ltd, St John’s Innovation Centre can give you free access to the world’s largest business network, helping you make the right connections and supporting companies to develop their business internationally. For more information, please visit

Signpost 2 Grow
Signpost 2 Grow is the new business signposting service delivered by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Signpost 2 Grow connects local businesses to a wide range of business support, advice, grants and events aimed at helping businesses to grow and develop. From helpful business guides to handy support and events finder tools on

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Organisation:  St John's Innovation Centre