Do you have an early stage business idea that needs protecting? Do you need access to particular skills, expertise or technology to secure your ideas and business? Would demonstrating that you are cyber secure add value for your customers and partners? Would being more cyber secure help grow your business?
This Innovation Voucher is available to support SMEs, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups who see value in protecting and growing their online business by having effective cyber security.
DATE & TIME:
Thursday, 21st March 2013
9:00am – 1:00pm
Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN
This event is free for Membership Plus members of the AMRC Forum (NAMTEC Manufacturing Forum), Tier 1 & Tier 2 AMRC Members and TIG members and £30 inc. VAT for other members and non-members.
Sometimes viewed as an expensive and difficult process, powder metallurgy based manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence of interest. A drive for near net shape, increased component complexity and more predictable / uniform properties is increasing the potential application of powder metallurgy as the manufacturing route of choice across many sectors.
This event, populated by some of the UK’s leading exponents in the field, will illustrate the range of powder processes on offer and the potential they have for high integrity, near net components which are becoming increasingly used in product applications for aerospace, transport, power generation and medical.
The day will be opened with a presentation by John Dunkley, Chairman of Atomising Systems and Chair of the Particulate Engineering Committee of the IOM3 and co-editor of the Powder Metallurgy magazine. John will then be followed by presentations from leading organisations including Rolls-Royce, Bodycote, Beckett MIM, Egide, Laser Cladding and the Mercury Centre.
This is a key manufacturing technology which is finding and increasing focus across many key sectors through a unique set of performance advantages. An awareness of the potential will be invaluable for many manufacturing companies both from the perspective of a potential manufacturing route but also from possible future competitiveness with more current manufacturing processes.
Come to our Export Network event in Leeds or one of our feeder events in Bradford, York and Huddersfield to access information, share ideas and gain inspiration to help your export strategy.
Date and time: 4:00 – 6:00pm; Tuesday, 12th March 2013
Main event – DLA Piper UK LLP, Princes Exchange, Princes Square,
Leeds LS1 4BY
York – Yorkshire Bank, North Yorkshire Business & Private Banking Centre, Aviator Court, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4UT
Bradford – Bradford Chamber, Devere House, Vicar Lane, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5AH
Huddersfield – TBC
Cost: £25.00 + VAT
Click here to find out more and to book onto the event or telephone 0845 034 7200
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £2m in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas. This will help to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors.
They are seeking projects in the following fields: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications technology.
The competition is open to small and micro companies only, working either singly or in collaboration with one partner. Projects can last up to four months and total project costs must not exceed £33,000.
This is a single-stage competition. It opens on 18 February 2013 and you will need to register before noon on 27 March 2013 if you wish to apply. The deadline for applications is at noon on 3 April 2013. Successful projects must be completed by 30 November 2013. A briefing event for potential applicants will be held in London on 21 February 2013.
A Carbon Trust study showed that an average small or medium sized business could easily cut their energy spend by 20% with no or low cost changes. This was a saving of around £1,000 per. company.
If you want to increase your bottom line and protect yourself against energy price increases, come to our training.
Workshop Timings and Locations
- 26th Feb – Commerce Court, Bradford
- 6th March, Sutcliffe Play, Wakefield
- 15th March, Greenhouse Leeds
- 20th March, Hebden Bridge Town Hall
Workshops include a short venue tour – you can see good practice features in action and ask questions.
How to Book
Cost: to attend a workshop is only £50 + vat. This is a 75% discount on costs due to DECC funding the bulk of the costs for this program. This includes copies of presentations, handouts, workshop notes, exercises, case studies, refreshments and lunch.
These workshops will only be available until 31 March.
We are getting heavy interest in these courses – there are only 15 places available at each loction. A third of places have already gone.
Bosses at a thriving Keighley-based engineering business have praised Rising Stars for enabling them to launch the venture.
The directors of AGR Racking received hours of help from advisers at Rising Stars. Allan Barker, one of the directors, said he would not have been able to get his plans off the ground in the current climate without support from the scheme run by Bradford Council and Bradford Chamber of Commerce.
One week remains to submit your applications to LBA (Local Business Accelerators) in order to win a year of mentoring from Dragons Den’s Deborah Meaden, as well as a free ad campaign in your local newspaper, amongst other prizes.
To find out more and to apply, please click here.
Bradford Council in conjunction with the Government has developed a new scheme to encourage investment and job creation in Bradford city centre.
It is launching a 170ha City Centre Growth Zone, covering Bradford city centre including Foster Square Station, the University and College learning quarter and Little Germany.
The Growth Zone has been designed to enhance market confidence, drive up footfall and support investment in the centre.
Aimed at encouraging a range of developments, new business start-ups, business expansion and commercial opportunities.the growth zone presents an attractive business and investment proposition.
Read more here.