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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Horizon 2020 Workshop - Innovation Funding for SMEs

Horizon 2020 Workshop - Innovation Funding for SMEs


Register Here

This is your opportunity to find out more on the innovation funding available to your business. Taking on board what matters most to your organisation the workshop will deliver:

  • Valuable insights into the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and tips on achieving success. The EU has a budget of €480m for the SME Instrument in 2018 alone. Welsh organisations have already secured €83 million through the Horizon 2020 programme and you will hear how from a successful business.
  • How you can get the finance your business needs to grow, from the Development Bank of Wales.
  • The BE THE SPARK movement – what you need to know.
  • Where to get the support you need.

Participation is free but spaces are limited so don’t delay in registering!


1:30     Welcome and Introduction - Mr Geraint Green, Head of Horizon 2020 Unit, Welsh Government

1:40     Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for SMEs and for Secure Societies, Innovate UK - Dr Helen Almey

2:20     Horizon 2020: An Evaluator’s View

2:35     Horizon 2020 SMEi - Case Study - Andrew Taylor, Valuechain

2:55     SCoRE Cymru Grant Support - Geraint Green

3:10     Development Bank of Wales - Carl Griffiths

3:25     Innovation Support in Wales Welsh Government Innovation

3:35     Enterprise Europe Network Support - Lawson Coombes

3:45     Be the Spark – a New Movement

3:55     Q&A and Finish