Wednesday22 November

EU Funding & Your Competitive Edge: Breakfast Workshop


Do you, or organisations you work with, receive EU funds? Do you need to work smart? Do you want access to free tools to support market development and project delivery?

Sign up for this free event which ECCI is hosting with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

The European Union is proposing to make the production of a smart specialisation strategy a future requirement for receiving money from the European Structural and Investment Funds. A smart specialisation strategy aims to boost economic growth by fostering existing strengths in research and innovation.

Despite Brexit, smart specialisation will remain integral to the future of enterprise and innovation in Scotland and the UK. The Scottish Government is committed to taking a smart specialisation approach to growth and competitiveness, embedding it in its current Economic Strategy. And the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and City Deal funding mechanism hinge on fostering thematic clusters of innovation in cities and regions.

Come along to this free breakfast workshop at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) to get ahead of the curve, explore and give your feedback on a range of free strategy and entrepreneurship tools and help shape the future of innovation and economic growth in Scotland and beyond.

08:30 - 09:00: Breakfast and networking
09:00 - 10:00: Workshop

The event is open to all and participants will be entered into a draw to win an Apple iPad mini. 

The session is part of an EU-funded project called Online S3, which is a digital platform bringing together tools and advice to help people in any sector or role produce a smart specialisation strategy.

Visit the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce website to sign up for the event.

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