Event: Breaking the myths surrounding innovation and support available to business | 20th November

Event: Breaking the myths surrounding innovation and support available to business

Date: 20th November

Location: Spectrum Cultural Hub, Spectrum Business Park SR7 7TT

Cost: Free


Innovation? – An overused word or a keystone to building a resilient, robust growing business in a rapidly changing trading environment. Find out what Innovation means for your business and gain an insight to some support available to you as business


Hear from Ben Gilhespy from County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) for his take on Innovation and what it means for businesses. This will be followed by Elizabeth Shaw, Programme Manager for the North East Innovation Centre (NE-BIC) who will enlighten us about the upcoming Flexible Programme providing Innovation Support for County Durham Businesses. Richard Egginton from Peterlee based Sotech will give a overview of the support he has had supporting his Innovation Projects. This will be followed by an overview of the Innovate Durham Programme by Teesside University. Finally Elaine Scott, Business Durham Innovation Manager will provide further details on the other business support contacts and programmes available to businesses in the County.

You can register your attendance via this link 


08.30am-8.55am Arrive (tea/coffee upon arrival)
8.55am-9.00am Welcome
9.00am-9.10am Businesses and Innovation – A CDEMN perspective Ben Gilhespy

9.10am-9.30am So where do we start? Flexible Innovation Programme – Elizabeth Shaw NE-BIC

9.30am-9.40am How accessing Innovation Support has helped Sotech – Richard Egginton

9.40am-9.55am Innovate Durham Programme – Karen Richardson Teesside University

9.55 – 10.05 Business Durham Innovation Team – How we can help – Elaine Scott Business Innovation Manager

10.05 am-10.15am Questions and Answers

10.15am-10.30am Networking and close


Click here to register your ticket.

If you have any queries regarding the content of this event, please do not hesitate to contact Peterlee Business Group at info@peterleebusiness.co.uk


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