In this issue
Welcome to our Co-Innovate Newsletter
Drive your business forward with Co-Innovate
How the Co-Innovate Programme works
Co-Innovate Innovation Workshops
Neil's nine tips for developing innovation within your business
Meet our programme team
Renewable Energy Sectoral Workshop, 16th May, Strabane
Generic Innovation workshop, 17th May, Stornoway
Renewable Energy Sectoral Workshop, 29th May, Troon
Generic Innovation Workshop, 6th June, Dundalk
ORTUS Workshop, 12th June, Belfast
Agri & Food Sectoral Workshop, 13th June, Dumfries and Galloway
Generic Innovation Workshop, 14th June, Coleraine
Agri & Food Sector workshop, 19th June, Cavan
Agri & Food Sectoral Workshop, 21st June, Derry/L'Derry
GDPR Statement
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Welcome to our Co-Innovate Newsletter
 

Welcome to our new bi-annual Co-Innovate newsletter in which we will keep you up to date with the latest news on our Co-Innovate programme, details of upcoming events, as well as latest hints and tips on innovation.   In this edition, we give you an overview of how the Co-Innovate Programme works, hear why innovation can help your business, details re upcoming events and meet our programme team. We hope you will find this newsletter both informative and useful.

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Drive your business forward with Co-Innovate

In an ever changing and increasingly competitive marketplace, innovation is integral to business growth and success.  Our new Co-Innovate programme can help you  learn about the benefits of innovation, identify opportunities for growth in your business and create a vision to make it happen. Geared towards SMEs in Northern Ireland, the six border counties of Ireland and Western Scotland, Co-Innovate will help you harness ideas to work smarter, equip you for future challenges, add value to your business, help you stand out from the competition and boost your bottom line.

 

Watch the video below or visit our Co-Innovate website to find out more.

 

This project is supported by the European Union's Interreg VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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Co-Innovate Supports
How the Co-Innovate Programme works

Each company’s needs around innovation development will differ, so every company’s journey through the programme will be unique.

 

Support provided will range from free workshops tailored to suit each individual business, to innovation audits and one-to- one expert mentoring.  Companies who go on to complete assessments, will be selected to take part in advanced programme supports. These advanced supports are designed to help develop detailed innovation delivery plans: bringing ideas to fruition. 

 

View the diagram below or visit our Co-Innovate website to find out more.

 

Watch the video to see how SMEs are benefiting from Co-Innovate to boost their growth
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Co-Innovate Events
Co-Innovate Innovation Workshops
 

The first part of the Co-Innovate support journey is attending an innovation workshop.  The aim of these FREE workshops is to demystify innovation and help you understand how it can drive your business forward. We are running these workshops across the three eligible regions.

 

What are the benefits?

  • Understand innovation, its importance, and approaches for implementing it successfully within your business.
  • Learn about the main sectoral research opportunities, clarification of what these are and why they are important
  • Engaging in group discussion on individual opportunities
  • Confidentially develop project ideas for how your business may take advantage of these opportunities
  • Identify skills/expertise/technology gaps related to achieving these project opportunities
  • Opportunity to log a company profile in advance, view other attendee profiles and request business-to-business meetings
  • Identify potential project partners via the Co-Innovate team's networks of businesses
  • Learn more about how advanced stages of Co-Innovate support could help your business

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If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, you must first Register Your Interest in the Co-Innovate Programme to see if you are eligible – Check out the eligibility criteria here

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Blog
Neil's nine tips for developing innovation within your business
Written by Neil Ryan, Co-Innovate Programme Director
 

In a world where markets are becoming increasingly more competitive, studies have shown that innovation is vital for the success and long-term sustainability of any business. Every business is different (size, sector, goals, location, how long they have traded for, etc) and there is no one size fits all approach to implementing innovation due to this uniqueness. What is key is realising that innovation can occur in any part of a business and ensuring that, as a company, you’re open to identifying opportunities for change and continual development.

 

Our Co-Innovate Programme Director, Neil Ryan, has nine useful tips to help you develop innovation within your business:

 

Read the blog in full to find out more
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Meet the Team
Meet our programme team
 

InterTradeIreland acts as the lead partner for the Co-Innovate project, alongside Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Enterprise Northern Ireland, the Local Enterprise offices based within the Border Region of Ireland and East Border Region.

 

Meet the members of our dedicated Co-Innovate programme teams who are based in Newry and Scotland and are here to help you with any Co-Innovate Programme queries.

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Dates for your Diary
Renewable Energy Sectoral Workshop, 16th May, Strabane
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Generic Innovation workshop, 17th May, Stornoway
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Renewable Energy Sectoral Workshop, 29th May, Troon
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Generic Innovation Workshop, 6th June, Dundalk
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ORTUS Workshop, 12th June, Belfast
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Agri & Food Sectoral Workshop, 13th June, Dumfries and Galloway
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Generic Innovation Workshop, 14th June, Coleraine
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Agri & Food Sector workshop, 19th June, Cavan
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Agri & Food Sectoral Workshop, 21st June, Derry/L'Derry
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