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Hexagon Tower to host Horizon 2020 seminar

Hexagon Tower to host Horizon 2020 seminar

Manchester science park Hexagon Tower is to host an introductory lunchtime seminar on European Commission funding for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The free seminar, taking place on Thursday, March 26, will explore how SMEs in the science sectors can access funding from the Horizon 2020 scheme.

Run by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020 – through its SME Instrument – offers enterprises a chance to access €50,000 to €2.5 million of the scheme’s overall €80 billion pot, and is the largest such scheme run by the Commission.

The event will provide insight from Andrew North, the Innovation Advisor for Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) North West and from Ian Holmes, the Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for Innovate UK – formerly the Technology Strategy Board.

Michael Cripps, BEST Network Operation and Finance Controller at Fasset, which manages the BEST Network of science parks that includes Hexagon Tower, said:

This is a fantastic opportunity for some of the most innovative science companies in the North West to get the chance to secure their future and fund exciting new ventures.

We are honoured to host the event at Hexagon Tower, which itself has a 250 year heritage of providing innovative solutions across the globe, and now supports the next generation of pioneering companies.

The Horizon 2020 seminar takes place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 12.30pm onwards, and includes an opportunity for networking after presentations.

The event is free to attend, and is suitable for senior members of small and medium enterprises operating in the science industries.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Jean Brandreth on 0161 721 1465 or alternatively email for more information or to reserve your place.

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