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EMIN is proud to participate in a number of projects that involve elements of enterprise, innovation & incubation.


EMIN has previously participated in the following projects:


  • PIKT
    A three year multi University project with the Universities of Leicester, De Montfort and Lincoln, part funded by ERDF.  The project successfully develop 19 new partnerships with qualified graduates or post-graduates and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the region; supported by an experienced academic mentor from the host University.
  • Enterprise Inc 2
    Enterprise Inc 2 was a follow on three year multi University project to its predecessor Enterprise Inc and assisted 429 final year University students and recent graduates across the East Midlands to start up in business.
  • 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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