Global Business Accelerator Programme

18/03/2018 - 6 Days - FOC

About the Event

GLOBAL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME
CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND MANUFACTURING VISIT TO INDIA
18TH – 23RD MARCH 2018

Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a visit to India for businesses focused on Circular Economy. The programme aims to help SMEs build and increase knowledge on circular economy initiatives in India. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet key industry stakeholders, develop innovative solutions, commercial contacts and knowledge transfer partners based in Hyderabad and Bengaluru (Bangalore).

THE PROGRAMME

The Global Business Accelerator Programme is designed to stimulate international innovation collaboration and opportunity with in strategic technology sectors. The programme will be divided into 3 structured phases:

Getting ready for the market – Workshop on Circular Economy and strategic planning
Visiting the market – Site visits and meetings with leading industry experts, researchers and innovative collaborative partners

Exploring the opportunity – Support in developing new solutions, accessing finance and commercialisation

KEY AREAS

Enterprise Europe Network would like to invite businesses who engage in the following areas:
 Industrial Symbiosis
 Clean /Green Tech
 Low Carbon Solutions
 Bio Tech / Bio- Economy
 Energy Management
 Re-Manufacturing
 Digital Manufacturing (Industry 4.0)
 Flexible And Distributed Manufacturing
 Light-Weighting Through Design
 Sustainable Manufacturing
 Robotics, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
 Additive Manufacturing
 Research And Development

SCEDULE   (subject to change)

Date Activity
Sunday 18th March Departure to Hyderabad
Monday 19th March - Tuesday 20th March In market Briefing Business site visit “waste management / circular business model in action” (manufacturing) Networking reception Briefing at Hyderabad’s leading Start-up Engine Networking lunch followed by B2B 1 to 1 session
Wednesday 21st March In Market Wash- Up Departure to Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Thursday 22nd March - Friday 23rd March Briefing on market in Bengaluru (Bangalore) Briefing International Synergies Exploring the Smart Cities Agenda and Circular Economy Business Models Business Site Visit to a Socio-Environmental Enterprise Return to the UK

 

WHY INDIA?
India has experienced rapid and sustained becoming the world’s third fastest growing economy. With a young population and emerging manufacturing sector, India is best poised to create valuable development and innovative regeneration through its developing Circular Economy initiatives.
India is heavily engaged in new and innovative approaches to regenerate its cities, under the Smart Cities initiative. The Circular Economy in this manufacturing nation sits at the core of these actions creating a wealth of opportunities for research, development and commercialisation.

FUNDING
For eligible companies, the visit will be funded through the Global Business Accelerator Programme, including, flights, five nights’ accommodation (one representative per company).

BENEFITS OF ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME
• Exclusive access and a programme of meetings with key businesses and stakeholders, across Hyderabad and Bangalore
• The three phase programme will include a pre-visit briefing on market and sector information, as well as, pitch preparation and post-visit support to develop new solutions, access finance and commercialise

THE COST
• On acceptance to the Accelerator Programme, a commitment fee of £300 will be required from each successful participant to secure your place, which will be returned on completion of the programme and agreed action plan.
• Non-attendance on the programme after formal acceptance may result in forfeiting some or the entire fee.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND SUBSIDIES
This visit is part of Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme. For approved companies, Innovate UK will organise and fund flights, five nights’ accommodation and meals.

ELIGIBILITY
To participate in this visit, your business must be established in the UK.

HOW TO APPLY
To express your interest in participating, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-business-accelerator-circular-economy-visit-to-india-tickets-42191870019 
After registering, you will then receive a confirmation email containing details of how to make a full application.
Please be aware that submitting a full application does not mean you have been accepted onto this Global Accelerator Programme. It is a highly competitive process and you will be notified on the outcome of your application.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information please contact Rupi Nandra at Enterprise Europe Network,

Email: r.nandra@birmingham-chamber.com or Call: 0121 607 0106

CLOSING DATE FOR FULL APPLICATION: 11th February 2018

BRIEFING EVENT: 22nd February 2018


Venue:

India,

Event phone number:

0121 607 0106

Organiser Information:

Innovate UK

Contact:
Graham M Mobbs

Organiser Address:
Innovate UK
North Star House
North Star Avenue, Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 1UE

Telephone numbers:
+44 (0)7824 599585

Email:
graham.mobbs@innovateuk.gov.uk

Website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk