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Co-Innovate: free innovation workshops for SMEs

23 September 2019

Learn about the benefits of innovation, identify opportunities for growth and create a vision to make it happen

The Co-Innovate programme is a cross border research and innovation (R&I) initiative funded under the European INTERREG VA Programme.

The programme aims to increase the proportion of SMEs engaged in cross-border R&I in the eligible regions of Northern Ireland, Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland.

A series of workshops will be delivered throughout October to help businesses:

  • learn about the benefits of innovation
  • develop their innovation capabilities
  • add value and identify opportunities for growth
  • develop new products, services and processes

The workshops will also help by sharing the experience of companies who have achieved success with Co-Innovate and provide networking opportunities with local and cross-border businesses.

Workshop dates and locations
Half-day workshops are spread across the regions Co-Innovate functions in:

  • 26 September 2019 - Kilmarnock, Scotland workshop
  • 1 October 2019 - Dungannon workshop, Dungannon Enterprise Centre
  • 3 October 2019 - Donegal workshop, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
  • 10 October 2019 - Leitrim workshop, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
  • 15 October 2019 - Lisburn workshop, Lisburn Enterprise Organisation
  • 16 October 2019 - Strabane workshop, Strabane, Co Tyrone
  • 17 October 2019 - Causeway workshop, Coleraine, Co Derry
  • 22 October 2019 - Newry workshop, WIN Enterprise Agency, Newry

Find Co-Innovate workshops and events near you.

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, you must first register your interest in the Co-Innovate Programme to see if you are eligible. This process may take up to three days.