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Upcoming events

    • 18-Mar-2020
    • The Scotsman Hotel 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh

    The Enterprise Europe Network Scotland, along with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK are hosting a funding event for innovative companies. Learn about the wide variety of funding available and the support on offer to Scottish applicants. 

    Register here

    Funding covered includes:

    • Innovate UK Smart funding: Innovate UK's most flexible grant funding. Open to disruptive companies from any sector, and also one of the most competitive grant competitions around (5-10% of applicants are funded). The current call closes 22 April, and you can learn more about it here
    • Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF): Innovate UK is investing in the world-leading research base and highly-innovative businesses to address the biggest industrial and societal challenges today. Challenge areas shortlisted for future support include: accelerating detection of disease, commercialising quantum, digital security by design, driving the electric revolution, future flight, industrial decarbonisation, manufacturing made smarter, sustainable plastic packaging and transforming foundation industries. You can view open ISCF calls on the Innovation Funding Service page here 

    • DASA, Defense and Security Accelerator: DASA funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity. Open to applicants of all sizes and types. Funding is in the form of a contract, so project costs are 100% funded. You can learn more about challenge specific calls and an open call here
    • EUREKA Eurostars: Eurostars is for collaborative innovation projects between a UK SME and an applicant from another Eurostars participating country. You can get funding of up to 60% of your eligible project costs, which can be up to 360,000 euros per project. There are two deadlines each year. You can learn more her
    • EIC Accelerator: Previously known as the SME Instrument Phase 2, the The EIC Accelerator is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES) with radically new ideas underpinned by a business plan for rolling out marketable innovation solutions and with ambitions to scale up. It targets for-profit SMEs only, including young companies and start-ups, from any sector - there are no set topics.Single companies can apply for up to €2.5 million in grant funding with an intervention rate of 70%. This is one of the most competitive funding streams in Europe, and you can learn more about it here
    • EIT Digital: EIT Digital's Scotland office aims to increase innovation and investment in R&D, increase university-industry knowledge exchange, develop skills in Scottish businesses, and promote Scotland’s offer to investors and talent.EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake and scaling of research-based digital technologies (deep tech) focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Tech, Digital Cities, Digital Industry, Digital Wellbeing, and Digital Finance. Learn more at https://www.eitdigital.eu/

Past events

19-Feb-2020 Materials Research Exchange 2020
20-Nov-2019 Can Do Innovation Summit 2019
14-Nov-2019 Reducing Barriers to HPC Adoption for SMEs
12-Nov-2019 ScotExport 2019
30-Oct-2019 Manufacturing Sewn Products NOS review / Modern Apprenticeship in Bespoke Cutting & Tailoring review
22-Oct-2019 The Defence and Security Accelerator's Highlands Roadshow
10-Oct-2019 The Nature of Design
09-Oct-2019 Manufacturing Textiles Products NOS review
08-Oct-2019 Footwear, Leathergoods & Leather Production NOS review
27-Sep-2019 Business planning & managing your IP
25-Sep-2019 International ecommerce: Attracting international customers using SEO and social media
23-Sep-2019 From Shanghai with Love
19-Sep-2019 Selling on Amazon
28-Aug-2019 Chinese Market Integration
27-Aug-2019 Doing Business in China
20-Aug-2019 Amazon Academy Scotland 2019
14-Mar-2019 Textile Innovation Network 2019
20-Jan-2019 Scotland's Trade Fair 2019
11-Dec-2018 Next steps for Scotland's creative industries: the screen sector, tourism and funding
20-Nov-2018 ZWS: OEM, Remanufacture and Compatible products
16-Nov-2018 ZWS: Servitisation business models - Managing Contract Risk
15-Nov-2018 ZWS: Product as a Service
14-Nov-2018 ZWS: Implementing a Circular Model
13-Nov-2018 BIMA Digital Day
01-Nov-2018 Trends Masterclass A/W '19
20-Sep-2018 The Age of Assistance: Edinburgh Breakfast Briefing
19-Sep-2018 Advanced technologies for Industry 4.0
11-Sep-2018 Bespoke Qualification Discussion
24-Aug-2018 From Shanghai with Love
10-Aug-2018 Handmade Edinburgh
23-Jul-2018 Textile Institute World Conference 2018
22-Jul-2018 Pure London
27-Jun-2018 XPo North 2018
12-Jun-2018 Innovate with Interface
07-Jun-2018 Glasgow Imagines: consumer trends in fashion and lifestyle
07-Jun-2018 Craft Scotland Conference 2018 - New Ways of Seeing
01-Jun-2018 TedX Glasgow: Rethink
30-May-2018 SMAS Conference
29-May-2018 Odour Control in Sportswear: Webinar
23-May-2018 Circular Economy Opportunities
18-May-2018 Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland
10-May-2018 Inside Wilkie Group: Advanced Textile Technology
08-May-2018 Industry 4.0 - The Future Won't Look Like The Past
03-May-2018 Transferring Lessons Learned - Can Advances in Heavy Industry Benefit the Textiles Sector?
03-May-2018 Showcasing Emerging Technologies 2018 - Sensors
23-Apr-2018 Fashion Revolution Week
17-Apr-2018 Amazon Academy Glasgow
06-Apr-2018 Fashion Foundry Exhibition
26-Mar-2018 The Future of Textiles and Fashion in Scotland
22-Mar-2018 Scottish Export Awards
14-Mar-2018 BIMA Scotland: Future of Fashion Evening
07-Mar-2018 Trends Masterclass / Glasgow
06-Mar-2018 Business Opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe Seminar
03-Mar-2018 Ripped Up By ReMode
01-Mar-2018 Trends Masterclass / Shetland
28-Feb-2018 Using SEO and social media to attract international customers
22-Feb-2018 Power of PR Workshop
13-Feb-2018 Preparing to Export Introductory Workshop
03-Feb-2018 A Fine Line Fashion Show
27-Jan-2018 Squeegee meets Screen: An Introduction to Printed Textiles
26-Jan-2018 Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol
24-Jan-2018 Export Bootcamp for Companies With A Product
18-Jan-2018 Planning a Photoshoot with I'll Be Your Mirror
16-Jan-2018 Fashion Illustration Course
16-Jan-2018 Write That Funding Application
09-Jan-2018 Introduction to Funding for Creatives
23-Nov-2017 Sustainable Style
01-Nov-2017 Trade Shows and Selling Internationally: UKFT Seminar
27-Oct-2017 Handmade in Britain
24-Oct-2017 Future Manufacturing Conference 2017
04-Oct-2017 Trends Masterclass ii
27-Sep-2017 Scottish Resources Conference
21-Sep-2017 Design Junction
18-Sep-2017 Scottish Interiors: LDN
18-Jul-2017 Art of Possible: AR/VR Trends and Futures
16-Jun-2017 Water and Textile Interdependency in the Circular Economy
07-Jun-2017 XpoNorth Festival 2017
02-Mar-2017 Textile Trends Masterclass
28-Feb-2017 Introduction to Textiles - Technology
21-Feb-2017 Dyeing, Printing, Finishing, and Finishes
14-Feb-2017 Technical Textiles
10-Feb-2017 Analysis of Test Results By Use of Statistics
08-Feb-2017 Introduction to Textile Testing

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