CANCELLED – CPI to host SME support breakfast event

Businesses from across the North East are invited to find out about the innovation support available for companies in the region to assist their growth.

The breakfast event hosted by CPI is for SMEs to hear from experts in innovation about funding support, technical advice and to see commercialisation facilities relevant to a broad range of markets.

Innovation is a costly process and SMEs often need financial support to transfer their ideas into commercial products. Attendees can find out about publicly-funded support available under CPI’s IMPACT project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), other funding streams available locally and how to access them.

Guests will gain an understanding of the requirements for writing a successful grant application and will also hear about CPI’s successful track record of securing grant funding for projects they’re involved in.

Attendees will have an opportunity to tour CPI’s capabilities in formulation, photonics and printed electronics and learn how to collaborate with experts to overcome research and innovation challenges.

The event will take place on Thursday 19th March at CPI at NETPark, Sedgfield and is aimed at small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from across the north east region.

Find out more about the agenda and register your attendance at this free event:

CPI are hosting an event to help businesses find out about the innovation support available to assist their growth.

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The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Dr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

When looking for premises which would support our growth, whilst we’d looked at other locations nothing came close to NETPark. The office is modern and well serviced and reflects the type of company we are.

Paul Ashley , - Co-Founder, PNTS

We’re delighted to have opened our new site at NETPark.  This will make it easier for us to attract the best engineering talent to the Tharsus team so that we can continue to deliver game-changing robotic systems for our customers.

Brian Palmer , - CEO, Tharsus

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

CPI has developed a specialist offering to support SMEs looking to develop their printable electronics applications and our partnership with Business Durham has been instrumental in attracting several SMEs to locate here in the region.

Dr Jon Helliwell, - Director of Printable Electronics, CPI

It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic