Enterprise Europe Network South East Update

December 22, 2016

Enterprise Europe Network South East Update

International B2B Matchmaking at ECOBUILD

8th March 2017
ExCeL, London

A chance to meet multiple potential business and technology partners in one day!

On Wednesday 8th March 2017 Enterprise Europe is organizing a FREE-to-attend matchmaking event at Ecobuild, the world’s biggest exhibition for sustainable construction.

The event provides the perfect forum for potential business partners – both visitors and exhibitors – to come together from across the world to capitalize on UK construction opportunities, via pre-arranged 30 minute one-to-one meetings.

Why attend?
The UK construction industry is enjoying its strongest growth in many years with GB output forecast to reach almost £130 billion in 2016 and further expansion predicted thereafter. Infrastructure, industrial, commercial and new private housing are the four key construction sectors expected to represent the biggest drivers of the growth and each others significant opportunities to both the industry’s suppliers and specifiers.

Who should attend?

From the UK
This is an excellent opportunity for specifiers, suppliers, contractors, distributors, etc. to discover new and innovative products and services from the international construction marketplace.

From Overseas
The forum provides a perfect chance for product manufacturers, service providers, sub-contractors, etc. to meet British-based construction professionals, such as: architects, contractors, distributors, agents and builders merchants.

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H2020 Proposal Writing workshop

13th March 2017
Admiral’s House, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9NN
FREE to attend

Enterprise Europe and Innovate UK would like to invite you to an H2020 Proposal Writing workshop led by an expert project evaluator on March 13th at the Admiral’s House Greenwich.

The focus of this workshop will be on writing for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials related calls (N&M) in H2020. The aim is to help you start your journey and frame your innovation idea(s) into competitive proposals. This training workshop is aimed at previous and future applicants in the UK.

We will be inviting active H2020 participants from the industry, academia and RTOs to ensure that expertise from every TRL level is represented at this workshop.

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The new Boost4Health (B4H) project is part funded by the Interreg 5B North West Europe programme and will support Kent-based Life Science companies with internationalisation and in particular market entry into mainland Europe. The project will formally link Kent’s new BioGateway cluster to various European Life Science clusters in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany and Denmark. B4H will run from 2016 to 2019.

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Partnering Opportunities

Research & Development and Technology

If you have an interest in any of the Partnering Opportunities below, please send an email to the team at eeninfo@greenwich.ac.uk

SME Instrument: Clinical research partners needed for development and validation of exercise games designed for physical or cognitive therapies.

POD Reference: RDUK20161005002

The UK start-up has developed a medical software that turns traditional physical therapy exercises into interactive video games. It is used both in the clinic or at home where clinicians can monitor the patients remotely. The company is currently looking for clinical/research partners to further develop and clinically validate exercise games designed for physical or cognitive therapies to apply to the SME Instrument call: Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health and Well-Being.

H2020-SPACE-EO-1-2017: Experts in urban planning, Copernicus data, SAR and web-GIS are sought

POD Reference: RDGR20161121002

A Greek research organisation is writing a project proposal for SPACE-EO-1-2017 call.  The aim of the project is to develop services for urban planners that have the potential to lead to commercial products.  The organization is looking for the following partners:  urban planner, IT expert of Copernicus data, IT expert of web-GIS development and SAR (Synthetic Apperture Radar) observation analyst.

H2020: Agricultural or Agro-Food Research Centres/Universities (R&D actors) and related farmers / breeders sought for a project on robotics applied for agriculture

POD Reference: RDES20161125001

A Spanish technology centre specialised in industrial design and production is preparing a project aimed to develop a new concept of cable driven robot for agriculture. The proposal will be submitted to the call SFS-05-2017: Robotics Advances for Precision Farming. The co-ordinator seeks two types of partners: farmers, to act as end-users to provide the real scenario and use case requirements and agro-food / agriculture R&D institutions to provide know-how on related subjects.

Funding Competition

Horizon 2020: apply for European funds for business innovation

Businesses can apply for funds for business projects in areas from satellite technologies to cloud computing and personalised medicine.

A European funding programme recently launched is to invest more than €400 million across 14 initiatives.

Business support is available for projects in a range of fields including cloud computing, Internet of Things, space and satellite technologies, the circular economy, rail, clean skies and personalised medicine.

The funding is part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 fund for researchers and business, which aims to ensure Europe produces world-class science and that barriers to innovation are removed.

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Health and technology solutions in India: apply for innovation funding

UK businesses are invited to apply for a share of £1.6 million to work with Indian partners on healthcare and technology solutions in India.
Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million in this competition. Projects must provide solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.

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Funding competition: manufacturing and materials round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to work on innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. They will fund projects that focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. These should lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Projects are expeced to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £2 million and should last between six months and three years.

A business must lead the project. Projects must involve at least one SME, working alone or in collaboration with other organisations. Projects longer than 12 months or with costs of £100,000 or more must involve working with other partners.

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Branding Masterclass
Local SMEs attended the Branding Masterclass held at the iconic Buckmore Park kart racing circuit on 22nd November 2016. Organised by EEN in collaboration with Medway and Swale Councils, the attendees heard from James Rutter the Director of Brand and Strategy at Cook Kitchen, a local SME. He spoke on how they developed their brand which has helped them to grow through the economic downturn to a turnover of over £50m.

In addition, Kevin Byrne who developed Checkatrade into a national brand gave the audience a very personal tour of how he set up the company, he also gave hints and tips on how companies could learn from their experience

Five companies in Kent and London get IP Audits

Innovative EEN i2s clients working in a variety of sectors from precision manufacturing to biotech were recently awarded IP Audits worth £3,000 each by the UK Intellectual Property Office. The awards were co-ordinated by the local EEN Innovation Specialist, who worked with the SMEs to identify their suitability for the programme, assist in filling out the application forms, evaluation of the resultant reports and taking part in the subsequent pro bono reviews.

Two companies in Kent awarded Innovation Vouchers

Two companies in Kent have been awarded innovation vouchers worth £4,000 to help them work with the University of Greenwich. The voucher scheme is a successful collaboration between Medway District Council and the University of Greenwich and enables SMEs to leverage the facilities and knowledge of the University and its students.

The Energy Management Exhibition – 16-17 November 2016

In November Enterprise Europe Network partner, University of Greenwich, took part in EMEX (The Energy Management Exhibition) at ExCeL London with its own branded stand. EMEX is a major event gathering in one place over 100 manufacturers, intermediaries, training suppliers, government and public bodies to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency measures in order to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

Over the course of the exhibition the EEN stand was a hot spot for specialist advice on access to finance and new products commercialisation for an array of UK and overseas exhibiting and visiting companies. Some of the delegates had previously heard of EEN and came interested to meet with us in person.

Other delegates had not heard of EEN before however, they were happy to discuss opportunities during and after the event.

Notably our stand was of particular interest for an institutional investor looking to support energy innovations in the building industry. Enterprise Europe Network was able to supply plenty of potential technology leads and we will be thrilled to know if we manage to help at least some of our innovative clients achieve this additional support.