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01st April 2021

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13th May 2021

Pitchfest - Midlands

Brought to you by Innovate UK EDGE, Pitchfest is designed to help the most ambitious and innovative SMEs in the UK become investment ready, hone their pitching skills and help raise funds. more

United Kingdom, Midlands

01st April 2021

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12th May 2021

Pitchfest - North of England

Brought to you by Innovate UK, Pitchfest is designed to help the most ambitious and innovative SMEs in the UK become investment ready, hone their pitching skills and help raise funds. more

United Kingdom, North of England

08th April 2021

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31st August 2021

Space Sector Export Academy

As part of the Space Sector COVID Support Plan, the Department for International Trade's Space Sector Export Academy will offer a cohort of UK SMEs the opportunity to gather insight from industry partners on how to export.  more

United Kingdom, Online Event

12th April 2021

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15th April 2021

Technology & Business Cooperation Days 2021

This virtual event offers SMEs and research organisations the opportunity to find partners for commercial agreements and research & technology cooperation. more

Germany, Hannover

12th April 2021

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13th April 2021

Virtual B2B - Railway Applications of Non-Railway Technologies

This event is focused on SMEs not specifically from the railway sector, but that are developing innovative technologies, materials or other, that might be suitable for railway applications. more

Italy, Online Event

13th
April 2021

Entering new markets & scaling rapidly: what you need to know in 2021

Break into international markets and grow with help from our connections, expertise and targeted global programmes. more

United Kingdom, Online Event

13th April 2021

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25th May 2021

Pitchfest - South West of England

Brought to you by Innovate UK EDGE, Pitchfest is designed to help the most ambitious and innovative SMEs in the UK become investment ready, hone their pitching skills and help raise funds. more

United Kingdom, South West of England

13th
April 2021

Stage 1 - Design Thinking Unpacked: Getting Started

The 1st stage of our Innovation Series, Design Thinking Unpacked, will delve into ways to generate innovative ideas and strategies to validate problems efficiently by understanding your customers' needs. more

United Kingdom, London (Virtual Event)

15th
April 2021

Women in Innovation: Preparing for Finance

Innovate UK EDGE East of England is hosting a Women in Innovation series of webinars in recognition of the leading role women are playing within innovative growth SMEs. These webinars will feature all-female panelists who will share their more

United Kingdom, Online Event

15th
April 2021

Innovate UK EDGE - Success Stories from Ambitious SMEs

As part of West Yorkshire Innovation Festival, Innovate UK EDGE will present an interactive and engaging webinar addressing some of the key innovation challenges that businesses encounter. more

United Kingdom, Online Event

20th
April 2021

Introducing Innovate UK EDGE

2021 has seen the launch of Innovate UK EDGE – join our webinar to learn about Innovate UK EDGE’s ambitions and the bespoke support available to UK innovators. more

United Kingdom, Online Event

22nd April 2021

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10th June 2021

Pitchfest - Wales

Brought to you by Innovate UK EDGE, Pitchfest is designed to help the most ambitious and innovative SMEs in the UK become investment ready, hone their pitching skills and help raise funds. more

United Kingdom, Wales

27th
April 2021

Stage 2 - Developing Your Concept: Roadmap to Success

Discover crucial steps to build your concept by progressing your idea, accessing finance and visualising problems to gain the data and prove the concept. Learn how to craft a compelling business model to develop your innovative product or more

United Kingdom, London (Virtual Event)

4th
May 2021

Leadership – bring out the best in yourself and your organisation

How to accelerate growth and achieve scale with strong leadership that sets your business apart. more

, Online event

10th May 2021

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12th May 2021

Software Days 2021

International B2B event for companies and R&D institutions looking for technological, research and business co-operations. This year's theme is the future of digital business. The agenda includes a 5G thematic workshop organised by Innovate more

Austria, Online Event

10th May 2021

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12th May 2021

The AMR Innovation Mission UK 2021

Join over 200 organisations from the AMR industry and register to  meet potential business & R&D partners , find out about funding opportunities & what’s new in the industry more

, Online Event

11th
May 2021

Stage 3 - Accessing Key Expertise: Technical, Grants & IP

The 3rd stage of our Innovation Series, Accessing Key Expertise ,  is designed to provide your business with step-by-step guidance on accessing technical and management expertise from universities. Join us to find out how to access the more

United Kingdom, London (Virtual Event)

18th May 2021

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29th June 2021

Pitchfest - South East of England

Brought to you by Innovate UK EDGE, Pitchfest is designed to help the most ambitious and innovative SMEs in the UK become investment ready, hone their pitching skills and help raise funds. more

United Kingdom, South East of England

25th
May 2021

Stage 4 - Achieve Growth by Scaling Your Product or Service

The 4th stage of our Innovation Series, Achieve Growth by Scaling Your Product or Service, will focus on cross-functional methods to successfully scale your product, develop a growth strategy, and understand product design thinking. more

United Kingdom, London (Virtual Event)

29th May 2021

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1st June 2021

Food Expo 2021

EEN Greece is helping to organise a mission to this trade fair, combining virtual and physical meetings to link food and beverage suppliers with international importers, distributors and buyers.  more

Greece, Athens