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Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Research and Enterprise
INSPIRING INNOVATION IN FOOD & DRINK, RENEWABLES & LIFE SCIENCES SECTORS
BUCANIER (Building Clusters and Networks in Innovation Research and Enterprise) aims to support small businesses on the Irish Sea border over the next three years. The project will work in the key growth sectors of the Welsh and Irish economies, food and drink, life sciences and renewable energy. It seeks to increase innovation capacity within small businesses by collaborating with Higher Education institutions and other public bodies to boost productivity across Ireland and Wales.
The project will see lead partner Pembrokeshire County Council join forces with Carmarthenshire County Council and Swansea Institute of Life Sciences in Wales and Institute of Technology Carlow, Bord Iascaigh Mhara and Wexford County Council in Ireland.
• DELIVER innovation master-classes • OFFER business mentoring
• CREATE new networks between Wales and Ireland which are aimed at helping enterprises in the same sectors share knowledge, increase cross- border trade and create new jobs.
• INVEST in ideas for design development & testing of new products
• APPLY design based innovation to bring new product/service ideas closer to the commercial market.
BUCANIER has four main pillars which will be used to strengthen research, technological development and innovation:
Introduce an innovation framework to help businesses understand the process and practices needed to create ideas for commercially viable products and services.
Launch date: 25 January 2018
For further information please see www.bucanier.eu
European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme www.wavetidalenergynetwork.co.uk
Use design maker spaces and mentors to gain insights into the idea through research, conceptualisation, product refinement and prototyping.
Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020
Assist organisations in taking ideas to the commercial market. Experienced
practitioners will help enable, facilitate and challenge key issues.
Create sector specific cross-border
innovation networks to promote sharing of ideas, knowledge transfer and build best practice.
CLUSTERS & NETWORKS
Swansea University Medical School
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