EMIN is proud to participate in a number of projects that involve elements of enterprise, innovation & incubation.
EMIN is currently active in the following projects:
- Enterprise Inc 2
Enterprise Inc 2 is a follow on three year multi University project to its predecessor Enterprise Inc which aims to assist 445 final year University students and recent graduates across the East Midlands start up in business.
PIKT is a new three year multi University project consisting of the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and the University of Lincoln which is part funded by ERDF. The aim of the project is to develop at least 32 new partnerships, whereby qualified graduates or post-graduates are placed into small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region, supported by an experienced academic mentor from the host University. Placements will vary between 3 and 18 months in duration and the focus will be on knowledge exchange which is turn will increase employment and grow the local economy.
EMIN has previously participated in the following projects:
- Enterprise Inc funded by ERDF, HEFCE and EMDA
Enterprise Inc was a collaborative project run by 9 of the East Midlands Universities which aimed to improve the enterprise skills and entrepreneurship capability of 500 students and graduate across the East Midlands.
- Creative Business Catalyst funded by NESTA and HEFCE
Creative Business Catalyst partnered Derbyshire Business School MBA students with creative businesses to catalyse business growth & stimulate innovation.
- Customer Retention funded by emda
A series of one day masterclasses on Customer Retention delivered within the East Midlands on behalf of emda and delivered in partnership with the MCCR, Business Advice Team and the Working Knowledge Group.
- EMITA funded by EMIN
EMITA was a networking group for IT companies working in the East Midlands region. Its objectives were to share best practice, pass on leads and encourage collaboration between its members.
- Improving New Business funded by the European Social Fund
The project was conceived in order to meet the needs of those people thinking about setting up a new business or those who have recently started one. Our aim was to develop a robust and high-quality process for assessing, and then meeting, the skills development needs of those people at the start of an enterprise journey. During this two year project EMIN supported over 300 people based within the East Midlands.
- North European Network of Service Incubators (NENSI) funded by Interreg IIIB
The NENSI project was funded by the Interreg IIIB programme and was a transnational network involving service incubators from both the private and the public sector. NENSI aimed to develop business support for young/starting entrepreneurs, and improve the quality of and accessibility to these services in order to increase their chances of success.
- Soft Landing Zone funded by emda
The Soft Landing Programme provided knowledge-based businesses with “hands-on” support, dedicated office accommodation and advice on setting up a second office abroad.
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