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On 18 September, Horizon 2020 is hosting a networking breakfast for local SMEs.  The event is mainly to highlight Horizon’s supportive ‘SME Instrument’ programme, and to promote their new fund of €7 billion. The fund is available for innovative and growing SMEs within the EU, and is intended to specifically help with the cost of fundamental research which may not otherwise be possible.

There will be a number of guest speakers, including case studies, and also a Q & A session for any queries you may have.  We will be in attendance and think it’ll be a great opportunity to find out more about the programme, and also make some valuable contacts too.

The event will take place on 18 September at Keele Hall from 8-10am.


  • 8:00 Registration, networking and breakfast
  • 8:30 Welcome from Keele University’s Science & Business Park
  • 8:40 Horizon 2020 – Jane Watkins
  • 9:05 Netcomposites Ltd – Case Study
  • 9:30 Enterprise Europe Network West Mids – Alex Mauser
  • 9:45 Q & A session
  • 10:00 Finish

If you’re unable to attend, or would like more information in the meantime, you can visit Horizon’s website.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in the conference then please do forward this information to them.