Our Learning Labs offer an opportunity to access a series of workshops aimed at supporting you and your business to grow. Through a mix of face to face and online learning, we will take you through key areas in each of these seven fields, giving you access to useful tools and techniques that you can take back to your business.
This series of workshops are funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and are free at point of access for SMEs in the aerospace, rail and automotive supply chain across the D2N2 area.
The Learning Labs are aimed at different levels, from your rising stars to your senior leadership teams.
Learning Labs – supporting businesses with skills and tools to grow:
- Creating the right environment for growth
- Accelerating Innovation
- Investing in People & Skills
- Seizing Opportunities in Growing Markets
- Supply Chain – There are two pathways in this learning Lab. 3DCE and Supply Chain & Operations Excellence / Drive performance
- Productivity Growth & Personal Leadership
- Entrepreneurship in the rail, automotive and aerospace sectors and supply chain (for early stage & micro businesses)
To find out more about these Learning Lab opportunities and to register your interest, please contact the Team on 01332 742812 or email@example.com
Knowledge Exchange for Innovation (KEIs) programme (grant funding).
KEIs is a business support scheme designed to enable businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through utilising the knowledge, technology and capabilities of universities through the employment of graduates. This is an opportunity to bring a new role into the organisation. This could give your business a competitive advantage with the graduate’s skills and knowledge as well as achieving your strategic objective e.g. growth.
KEI’s posts can be in any discipline e.g. operations, marketing, HR, technical / engineering. The duration of the employment with your business is for 12 months. The graduate can be someone who has graduated within the last five years.
The grant fund is a contribution towards the costs of your business employing a graduate. This can be used towards the salary and associated employer on-costs (e.g. employer national insurance, employer tax liability). Full details of what can be included in your claim for salary and employer on-costs and details of evidence required will be provided in the grant offer letter, should your grant application be successful. As a business, you are able to set the salary at a level you feel is appropriate for the role. to find out more about the grant available, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is eligible?
Funded support is available for businesses located within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with:
- less that 250 employees
- not more than 25% owned by a company that is not an SME
- turnover less than 50 million euros and/or
- annual balance sheet less than 49 million euros