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Founders’ Network Manchester

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Founders’ Network returns to the North West. On Thursday 12th January in ManchesterDevin Hunt will run a free masterclass on Traction & Growth.

Startup founders too often rely on familiar growth tools rather than searching for the ones that will be most effective. This masterclass will cover the more unusual (but no less effective) approaches to growth and how to quickly test whether they’ll work.

15:45 – 16:00 arrivals
16:00 – 17:00 first half traction & growth (1 hour)
17:00 – 17:15 break (15 mins)
17:15 – 18:15 second half of traction & growth (1 hour)
18:15 – 18:30 drinks break (15 mins)
18:30 – 19:00 speaker (30 mins)
19:00 – 20:30 dinner, drinks, networking

Don’t miss out – sign up to attend:

The University of Manchester Health & Life Sciences Industry Brokerage Event

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The information session intends to raise awareness of the upcoming Innovate UK Health & Life Sciences competition and associated Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) call which can attract co-financing from Research Councils such as MRC and BBSRC. We will also be showcasing a Reactive Industry Fund financed by BBSRC and MRC that will co-finance industry and academic collaborations to undertake small early stage feasability or experimental developments that have potential to lead onto a KTP application.

Innovate UK’s Health & Life Sciences sector group priorities include but are not limited to Precision Medicine, Advanced Therapies, Preclinical Therapies, Improving Agriculture Productivity, Enhanced Food Quality and Biosciences. The choice of funding stream will depend on the type of innovation project and the nature of the challenges and opportunities facing the business partner.

KTP will normally undertake a ‘business-critical’ project, lasting between 12 – 36 months, supported by a sound business case and dedicated resource in the form of a KTP Associate who is supervised by an academic team. The main objective is to transfer knowledge and skills in order to assist the company with their need, leading to innovative outcomes such as new product development, service or process enhancement. Each KTP must demonstrate a high level of IMPACT, INNOVATION and CHALLENGE.

KTP partnerships will also be supported throughout the proposal process and the project itself by the Knowledge Exchange Team which provides guidance and administrative assistance on all aspects of the KTP pre and post award. However, submission into the sector competition must be solely managed by the business partner.

To book your free place and to see the full agenda click here.

Join us to find out about the multiple benefits generated by KTP projects.  For further information please contact Joanne Summers in the Knowledge Exchange Team:

Doing “the DAB” – A celebration of digital radio in Manchester

Make sure that you don’t miss Doing “the DAB”, a free radio event in Manchester this Thursday 8 December.

It’s a unique opportunity to hear directly from presenters and producers from Manchester’s radio scene, about how they are using digital radio and technology to reach their audiences.

Come along and hear about Manchester’s digital radio revolution, enjoy a free drink and win an amazing VQ digital radio – well it’s almost Christmas!

Supported by Radio Academy, Radio Today, Digital Radio UK and radio manufacturer VQ.

This is a free event but registration is a must. For information and to book your place, please contact:

Free Webinar: eMerge Americas and the UK

Emerge americasFREE Webinar to learn more about eMerge Americas, Miami’s annual global Tech and Innovation Conference, which sold out with over 13,000 attendees in 2016. Enjoy 20% off your tickets to the next conference, June 12+13 2017, by participating in the webinar.

Join the UK Department for International Trade and eMerge to learn more about this global platform and how to grow your business and knowledge base.

There’s an air of optimism and all with good reason. The 2016 edition of eMerge Americas once again surpassed expectations with a sold out crowd of over 13,000 attendees at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

With more than 60 countries represented and over 400 participating global companies in our third year, eMerge Americas is well on its way to becoming the most important technology event for all the Americas and significantly accelerating Miami’s ascent as the next great technology epicenter, connecting North America and Europe with Latin America. Along with our broadcast partner, CNBC, and coverage from other media partners around the world, eMerge Americas surpassed 2.3 Billion media impressions for worldwide exposure. Join the UK Department for International Trade and eMerge for a free webinar to learn more about the conference and benefits of attending.

During this 45 minute webinar we will share:

  • The impact of showcasing your technology and innovation at next year’s event held June 12th and 13th, 2017 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
  • 2016 highlight’s of last year’s event (43% were decision makers)
  • New developments for 2017

The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

eMerge Americas is expected to attract more than 13,000+ attendees, hundreds of top companies, government officials, and the world’s leading disruptors and thought leaders.

To register click here


Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone, by clicking HERE, or clicking the link below.

The Juice Academy Graduate Programme

Banner cropped Since its creation three years ago, The Juice Academy’s Social Media apprenticeship programme has created over 160 quality jobs for young people in the digital skills sector throughout the North West.  

​This November, The Juice Academy is turning their attention to giving another pool of people a chance to break into the dynamic digital industry.

​Noticing a lack of support offered to graduates, The Juice Academy is offering an alternative – a social media graduate programme and they (and their budding talent) would love your support.

The graduates are trained in all elements of social media management by industry experts and special guest speakers. This training has been developed by The Juice Academy. They’ve packaged all the theoretical knowledge and essential practical stuff graduates need to know about social media into this unique course, including lots of other important bits like professional resilience and time management to be successful in the workplace.

Course Modules:

•    Social Networking Management for a Business

•    Using Collaborative Technologies

•    Principles of Social Media within a Business

•    Using Digital and Social Media in Marketing Campaigns

•    Principles of Social Media Advertising and Promotion

•    Principles of Keywords and Optimisation

•    Principles of Mobile Social Media for Business

•    How to Use Imaging Software and Create Shareable Content

•    Understanding Customer Relationship Management for (creative) Business

​Graduates will undertake training with The Juice Academy every 1/2 weeks, which will be held at its Castlefield, Manchester training center throughout the six month course.

Key dates:

Application Deadline: 25th November

Boot Camp recruitment day: 29th November

Induction Day at The Juice Academy: 1st December

First day with employer: 5th December

For more information visit and view Grad Programme (3)