4 Feb 2015

Free, popular innovation master class arrives in Newcastle

Regional businesses invited to free two-day Innovation Elevator at Science Central’s, The Core

A free two-day master class which has already supported more than 80 regional businesses is returning to Newcastle this month.

The Innovation Elevator programme, organised by the Business and IP Centre Newcastle is aimed at SMEs in the region who have ambition to grow.

Following attendee feedback, the event will continue to run over two working days and will also include a new expert session and content. ‘Tools for online engagement’ is the latest workshop to join the programme, while a segment on crowdfunding will be added to the finance talk.

The master class, which aims to inspire more business innovation and sustainability, will be hosted from The Core, Science Central’s £11.2m landmark office building on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 February.

With six expert sessions covering subjects including sales, marketing, finance and intellectual property, plus networking lunches on both days, Innovation Elevator has received extremely positive acclaim from attendees.

John Musham, Manager of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, explains: “Last year we ran four Innovation Elevator events across the region and the feedback was incredible. A number of attendees contacted us to express their gratitude, with many explaining how they couldn’t believe the quality of the speakers, the usefulness of the programme and the fact the whole event was free.

“Our last two master classes were south of the region so this time we are giving businesses within easy reach of Newcastle the opportunity to join us at The Core –the City’s hottest new contemporary office space.

“As ever, Innovation Elevator will continue to provide practical hands on support to the region’s start-ups and SMEs – with two new workshops now on the programme, as a result of participant feedback.”

Business & IP Centre Newcastle is a partnership comprising Newcastle City Council, Newcastle Science City, Northumbria University and the British Library, with support from the European Regional Development Fund.

Anyone interested in securing a place on the course should email [email protected]  or visit http://www.bipcnewcastle.co.uk/event/innovation-elevator-2/

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