Breakfast Briefing – Independent Living

18 July 2013

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Practical innovation support for SME’s in the Independent Living sector

Date: Thursday 18 July 2013 | 8:30am – 10:30am
Venue:
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP (View map here)

To view a copy of the event’s hand-out click here.

Increasingly, innovation is seen across all sectors, as an important if not essential growth strategy for businesses small and large alike. SME’s serving the needs of disability, rehabilitation and home-care are no different, as there is a growing need to innovate to compete.

We’d like to invite you to our Co-Innovate Breakfast Briefing targeted at London-based SME’s active in or planning to compete in the Independent Living sector. By participating you will explore how you can gain free support for innovation activities from specialists from a range of disciplines within Brunel University.

Our keynote presentation will feature Dr Inam Haq of Arthritis Research UK who will talk about the challenges of living with arthritis and will highlight some of the innovation opportunities open to entrepreneurial businesses active in this sector. In addition, during the Breakfast Briefing you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of Brunel University’s world-leading capabilities from a range of disciplines including: design for aging populations, product and service design, mechanical and electronic engineering, inclusive design, branding, digital.
  • Discuss your innovation challenges with experts from the Brunel Co-Innovate business support team.
  • Get advice on accessing funding to support innovation activities.
  • Network with other entrepreneurial businesses.

The Breakfast Briefing will also provide an opportunity to learn how to gain further support from Co-Innovate, an exciting new two year programme jointly funded by Brunel University and the European Regional Development fund. Over a two year period the Co-Innovate will support 150 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the London region; introducing a dynamic range of activities to help support new product and service design.

The workshop is free of charge, but places are limited. To book your place please click here.

For more information about Co-Innovate workshops and services please contact Sophie Richards