Teaming-up with the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), VentureFest North East is shining a spotlight on manufacturing at this year’s event, giving businesses the chance to reduce costs, improve productivity and develop new market opportunities.
Responding directly to the needs of regional manufacturing businesses, the strand of activity has been developed with the aim of providing tangible opportunities for manufacturers and engineers.
What to expect: The Marketplace will bring together manufacturers and businesses from the support infrastructure to facilitate new connections and business opportunities. Not only will businesses leave with new connections and opportunity for collaboration, we’re also providing a simple road-map to the support and funding available to manufacturing businesses.
The session includes peer case studies and as part of the marketplace, hosts from across the innovation support and manufacturing industry, including: SAM, Supply Chain North East, Knowledge Transfer Network, Reece Innovation, Digital Catapult, GX Project.
The GX Project is led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative and delivered in partnership with the Innovation SuperNetwork. It provides a range of opportunities to North East SMEs and scaleups before, during and after the Great Exhibition of the North, including the ‘Emerging Tech’ series. The ‘Emerging Tech in Advanced Manufacturing‘ workshop is being delivered via the Funding and Support Marketplace at VentureFest North East 2018.