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AUGUST 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017

12.09.17

Business Drop In Session with Essex Innovation Programme

Location

BIC - 009 Ground Floor
The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 1SQ

Time

10am - 3pm

Event Description

Essex County Council (ECC) are looking at key issues facing early stage, small and medium sized businesses in Essex to ensure their programmes are fit for purpose. As a result Emma Wakeling who leads the Essex Innovation Programme will be hosting a series of free drop in sessions for businesses at the MedBIC.

Emma will be available for anyone to drop in and discuss their current business needs and to potentially advise on solutions and offer any related support.

If you would like more information about the Essex Innovation Programme details can be found at http://essexinnovation.co.uk/

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office space at the MedBIC

26.09.17

MedBIC Networking Lunch

Location

The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

12.00 - 14.00

Event Description

MedBIC – Pizza and Pop Networking Lunch , Tuesday 26th September  2017

The MedBIC will be hosting regular pizza networking lunches, usually, on the last Tuesday of every month which will be a great opportunity for local businesses and university academics to come to the MedBIC and learn about our  facilities.

If you are interested in MedBIC membership the next pizza networking lunch will be on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

The networking lunch starts at 12.00, with talks from 12.30. This month we have:

  • Welcome & introduction by Aideen McCambridge – MedBIC Manager.
    • EEN Breakfast Events
    • Essex Innovation Programme Drop in Sessions
  • Tammy Au – Business Development Manager from Anglia Ruskin University . Introduction to the Business Services and invitation to their event 18th October
  • Invest Essex  & Aideen McCambridge – MedBIC  accommodation and grown on space.
  • ‘15 second pitch’ – introduce yourself in 15 second.

If you cannot attend this time but would be interested in having a tour of the MedBIC, or speaking to our occupants at a future session please get in touch.

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27.09.17

Nordic Edge ExPo Smart Cities Brokerage Event

Location

Gunnar Warebergs
Gate 13
Stavanger,
Norway

Time

11.00 - 17.00

Event Description

Connect with other industry leaders at the largest Smart City brokerage event in the Nordics on September 27.

Discuss business opportunities, potential cooperation, investments, H2020-partnerships and much more.

Registration

Register for the brokerage event here: https://www.b2match.eu/nordicedge2017

Registration closes: 1st September 2017

How does it work?

Register, and make a profile. Pre-schedule 20-min meetings with the people you find interesting. Download the B2match app to manage your bookings

About the Expo

Nordic Edge aims at being the most important arena in the Nordics for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, smarter homes and smarter cities. By bringing together the best thinkers and the best doers, Nordic Edge Expo will be a not-to-be-missed arena for ideas exchange, inspiration, insights and action. Main sponsors include Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Siemens, municipalities, banks, and ICT companies.

  •  2500 m2 of prime exhibition space
  •  Up to 200 exhibitors from more than 20 countries
  •  4000 attendees expected
  •  Separate section for start-ups

Opportunity to meet Decision makers from cities and municipalities, change-making companies, startups, smart technology providers and investors.

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28.09.17

Breakfast Event - Innovation Matters

Location

The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive,
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

8.00 - 11.00

Event Description

Enterprise Europe Network East is delighted to present a unique series of breakfast events in partnership with The MedBIC, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford to help you to innovate, internationalise, support and protect your business to grow.
Presented by our Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Advisers, Innovation Matters is the first in the series of events giving practical advice and offering support. In this presentation we will discuss what innovation really means and why it is important for small businesses to be innovating. We will explore the innovation journey from Intellectual Property through to commercialisation and cover the existing innovation support landscape. The final part of the presentation will highlight how Enterprise Europe Network can support SMEs in their innovation journey through a range of Free services.

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OCTOBER 2017

05.10.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Introduction

Location

Room : QUE101
Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford
CM1 1SQ

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

DESCRIPTION

Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA) is proud to launch the new series of Be Your Own Boss Seminars.

Embark on your enterprising journey with us and gain valuable tips and advice for a successful future, whether that’s in employment, setting up a small business, working freelance, being self-employed or fully skilled to work within a commercial organisation. Our seminars are designed to cover everything you need to know to turn a bright idea into reality. Join our expert speakers who are all practitioners and successful entrepreneurs in a wide range of disciplines for networking and refreshments after each seminar. You’ll also receive a certificate of attendance at our celebration event on 14 December.

Introduction

Take a look at yourself and think about what you want to achieve. Learn some tips on networking and getting to know others. Start to build your confidence. Find out about other activities on offer and how you can win loyalty points along the way. We will also introduce you to the Business Planning Canvas to help you focus on your ideas.

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12.10.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Spotting New Opportunities

Location

QUE101
Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford,
CM1 1SQ

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

DESCRIPTION

Spotting new opportunities

This session will introduce you to creative thinking techniques, which will enable you to spot business opportunities, sometimes just by looking at things differently and thinking outside the box.

Hugo Heij, International business coach

Dutch born, Hugo has held senior positions in multiple European countries, and has been responsible for delivering growth across large teams on multimillion pound budgets. His experience leading and developing teams has increased his passion to help improve the output of staff, reduce costs and increase profitability for business owners.

For more visit: fluidbusiness.co.uk/hugo-heij

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10.10.17

Business Drop In Session with Essex Innovation Programme

Location

BIC - 009 Ground Floor
The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 1SQ

Time

10am - 3pm

Event Description

Essex County Council (ECC) are looking at key issues facing early stage, small and medium sized businesses in Essex to ensure their programmes are fit for purpose. As a result Emma Wakeling who leads the Essex Innovation Programme will be hosting a series of free drop in sessions for businesses at the MedBIC.

Emma will be available for anyone to drop in and discuss their current business needs and to potentially advise on solutions and offer any related support.

If you would like more information about the Essex Innovation Programme details can be found at http://essexinnovation.co.uk/

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18.10.17

Anglia Ruskin Business Networking Event

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford (MAB211)
Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford
CM1 1SQ

Time

16.00 - 18.00

Event Description

Does your company want to develop a new product or service?

Are you interested in networking with like-minded academics and businesses, whilst finding out how you can introduce a new, innovative idea to market?

ARU Business Services will be hosting a business networking evening for organsiations based in and around Chelmsford.

This free networking event will be an opportunity for you to meet some of Anglia Ruskin’s academics who are keen to work with local organisations and share their knowledge and expertise to solve a range of business issues.

The Business Services team will be on hand to talk about the latest funding opportunities and knoweldge exchange programmes available to you.

Benefits to attending:

  • Meet academics from Anglia Ruskin interested in working with local businesses
  • Network with like-minded businesses based in Chelmsford
  • Hear about the latest funding opportunities available to SMEs
  • Learn how consumer psychologist could help your business grow
  • Enjoy a selection of wine and canapes

Agenda:

4.00pm: Registration

4.10pm: Welcome address: Assistant Director – Research and Innovation Development Office

4.15pm: Dr Terri Simpkin

4.30pm: Dr Javaid Butt

4.45pm: Funding opportunities

5:00pm: Networking

6:00pm: Event ends

Booking your space:

This event is free to attend to business that are looking to develop a new product or service. Spaces are strictly limited, so early booking is advisable.

About our academic speakers:

Dr Theresa Simpkin is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Corporate Education at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School. Having spent a decade operating her own consulting company in Australia, she has a long and varied career working with governments, industry associations, the corporate sector and SMEs. She is the Course Leader and co-author of the world’s first and only Masters programme in Data Centre Leadership and Management. Working in collaboration with corporate partners, CNet Training, the course was developed in response to engagement with organisations such as Bloomberg, Wells Fargo, CBRE and Uber.

Her current research interests include emerging managerial paradigms, the impostor phenomenon and gender inclusion. Her work has recently been published in the Masterclass section of the CMI magazine, The Conversation, and multiple trade journals. She is a chartered member of the CIPD, a Churchill Fellow and a Trustee of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

The session I intend to deliver will highlight findings from my Impostor Phenomenon research.

‘The Myth of the Low Confidence Woman: The Impostor Phenomenon and the implausibility of success’. Dr Theresa Simpkin delivers highlights of her research to identify how managers, organisational systems and structures may feed career and success limiting behaviours in women experiencing the Impostor Phenomenon.

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19.10.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Team Building

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
QUE101
Chelmsford,
England
CM1 1SQ

Time

Event Description

TBC

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26.10.17

Breakfast Event - Sources of Finance

Location

Open Innovation Space
The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

08.00 - 10.30

Event Description

The second in the series is Sources of Finance on the Thursday 26th October 2017. In this presentation, we will discuss the various sources of finance available to SMEs to support their business at the various stages of innovation. We will focus particularly on EU grant schemes such as Horizon 2020, Eurostars and Eureka funding, Innovate UK support for Innovation and local/regional sources of support. We will also discuss how Enterprise Europe Network can support your business in finding suitable financing

This event has been organised by the Enterprise Europe Network East of England in collaboration with The MedBIC, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.

Agenda

The agenda will be as follows:

· Arrival and Networking

· Presentation – Sources of finance available to SMEs to support their business at the various stages of innovation

· Q&A

· Networking

Please note that food and light refreshments are included.

For more info please go to:

Enterprise Europe Network

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26.10.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Idea Validation - How to make sure your business will succeed

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
QUE101
Chelmsford,
England
CM1 1SQ

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

Idea Validation

How to make sure your business will succeed. Understanding who your customers are, what they want and who your competitors are is key to success. Learn research hints and tips to discover the importance of understanding your market.

Christine Michaels, Coach and NLP practitioner

With ten years’ experience in marketing and advertising, Christine decided to start her own business as a marketing and creative start-up coach. Being a mentor at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex, she has been helping hundreds of students and individuals validate their business idea and create their own successful start-ups.

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office space at the MedBIC

31.10.17

MedBIC Networking Lunch

Location

The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

12.00 - 14.00

Event Description

MedBIC – Pizza and Pop Networking Lunch , Tuesday 31st October  2017

The MedBIC will be hosting regular pizza networking lunches, usually, on the last Tuesday of every month which will be a great opportunity for local businesses and university academics to come to the MedBIC and learn about our  facilities.

If you are interested in MedBIC membership the next pizza networking lunch will be on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

The networking lunch starts at 12.00. Speakers to be confirmed.

If you cannot attend this time but would be interested in having a tour of the MedBIC, or speaking to our occupants at a future session please get in touch.

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NOVEMBER 2017

02.11.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Managing Your Finances

Location

Anglia Ruskin University
East Road
LAB307
Cambridge,
England
CB1 1PT

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

Managing your finances is probably the most important aspect of either running a business, working freelance, being self-employed or even working for someone else. This session is not to be missed; it will provide you with sound financial advice and identify funding opportunities such as crowd funding.

James Barlow, Freelance CFO

James Barlow is a Chartered Accountant and has spent the last 15 years as Finance Director of small and medium-sized companies. He has significant experience of the full life cycle of young companies, from raising finance through to successful exits. He is currently Finance Director of a number of young companies involved in the development and manufacture of new technologies.

Also being steamed to Facebook live @arustartuplab

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09.11.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Marketing 1

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
QUE101
Chelmsford,
England
CM1 1SQ

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

Marketing 1

Digital marketing and using social media. Keeping up with the latest website and social media trends can be challenging; you might struggle to find the right platform for your business. This session will introduce you to some of the techniques of the modern day marketer and steer you in the right direction.

Louise Stephenson, Director – Marketing Fox Limited

Louise is the Director of Marketing Fox Ltd, a full service marketing agency based in Essex. Having worked with the world’s largest brands she decided to start Marketing Fox to bring ‘Big Marketing to Small Businesses.’ Louise mentors entrepreneurs across East Anglia and in her spare time helps young businesses get off the ground and succeed.

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14.11.17

Business Drop In with Essex Innovation Programme

Location

BIC - 009 The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 1SQ

Time

10am - 3pm

Event Description

Essex County Council (ECC) are looking at key issues facing early stage, small and medium sized businesses in Essex to ensure their programmes are fit for purpose. As a result Emma Wakeling who leads the Essex Innovation Programme will be hosting a series of free drop in sessions for businesses at the MedBIC.

Emma will be available for anyone to drop in and discuss their current business needs and to potentially advise on solutions and offer any related support.

If you would like more information about the Essex Innovation Programme details can be found at http://essexinnovation.co.uk/

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23.11.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar series - Preparing Your Business Plan

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
QUE101
Chelmsford,
England
CM1 1SQ

Time

Event Description

Preparing your Business Plan.

Now you have all of the tools, let’s put the information onto your Business Planning Canvas. This will help you to focus on your idea and understand where the gaps are.

David Bell, Founder and Managing Director – Simboc Limited

David’s journey started at 17, co-founding APC Solutions, now a leading provider of wireless communications. In 2013 he founded Simboc, a business consultancy. David is also an Essex FSB Chairman and STEM ambassador. As an award-winning entrepreneur, mentor and business speaker his knowledge and expertise has helped many organisations.

For more visit: simboc.com/david-bell

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23.11.17

Breakfast Event - IP and Cyber Security

Location

Open Innovation Area
The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

08.00 - 11.00

Event Description

Are you worried about people stealing your ideas or data? Are you fully aware of all the ways you can protect your company and technology? Are you already working or looking to expand into international markets?

This seminar is your opportunity to hear about free services that can help you protect your technology and exploit it by partnering with companies locally, nationally and internationally. Starting with an introduction to intellectual property you will learn how to use Copyright and Trade Marks to protect your business in a cost effective way; it’s not only about Patents.

Almost daily we hear on the news about the risk of cybercrime as we increasingly depend upon the internet and e-mails for communication and trade. We will provide some practical suggestions on how you can protect your business against cybercrime and signpost you to useful cyber-security resources your business needs to be aware of.

This event has been organised by the Enterprise Europe Network East of England in collaboration with The MedBIC, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.

Relevant to high technology, manufacturing companies and any others looking to out-perform the competition, this event will be of interest to CEO’s, Marketing, Sales and Technical Directors along with IT staff and managers. Those looking to start a business are also welcome to attend.

Agenda

8.00 – 8.30am: Arrival and networking
8.30am – 9.10am: Intellectual Property – the importance of protecting your business. Q&A
9.10 – 9.50am: Cybersecurity – the threat landscape – what is your business up against? Q&A
9.50am 10.30am: Cybersecurity – steps SMEs can take to improve cybersecurity. Q&A
10.30am – 11.00am: Networking
Please note that food and light refreshments are included.

Networking in an informal environment, there will be ample time for questions and to discuss how to take ideas forward.

 

For more information:

Enterprise Europe Network

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office space at the MedBIC

28.11.17

MedBIC Networking Lunch

Location

The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 1SQ

Time

12.00 - 14.00

Event Description

MedBIC – Pizza and Pop Networking Lunch , Tuesday 28th November 2017

The MedBIC will be hosting regular pizza networking lunches, usually, on the last Tuesday of every month which will be a great opportunity for local businesses and university academics to come to the MedBIC and learn about our  facilities.

If you are interested in MedBIC membership the next pizza networking lunch will be on Tuesday 28th November 2017.

The networking lunch starts at 12.00. Speakers to be confirmed.

If you cannot attend this time but would be interested in having a tour of the MedBIC, or speaking to our occupants at a future session please get in touch.

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30.11.17 - 30.11.17

Be Your Own Boss Seminar Series - Preparing Your Pitch

Location

Anglia Ruskin University - Chelmsford
Bishop Hall Lane
QUE101
Chelmsford,
England
CM1 1SQ

Time

17.00 - 19.30

Event Description

Preparing your pitch

Whether you are pitching for cash, asking for a loan, going for an interview etc., you will need to be able to put your case forward in a clear and articulate way. This session will provide you with tips and techniques that will give you the confidence to wow the audience!

Christine Michaels, Coach and NLP practitioner

With ten years’ experience in marketing and advertising, Christine decided to start her own business as a marketing and creative start-up coach. Being a mentor at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex, she has been helping hundreds of students and individuals validate their business idea and create their own successful start-ups.

Also streamed on Facebook @arustartup

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DECEMBER 2017

12.12.17

Business Drop In Session with Essex Innovation Programme

Location

BIC - 009 Ground Floor
The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

10am - 3pm

Event Description

Essex County Council (ECC) are looking at key issues facing early stage, small and medium sized businesses in Essex to ensure their programmes are fit for purpose. As a result Emma Wakeling who leads the Essex Innovation Programme will be hosting a series of free drop in sessions for businesses at the MedBIC.

Emma will be available for anyone to drop in and discuss their current business needs and to potentially advise on solutions and offer any related support.

If you would like more information about the Essex Innovation Programme details can be found at http://essexinnovation.co.uk/

Book Now

office space at the MedBIC

19.12.17

MedBIC Networking Lunch

Location

The MedBIC
Alan Cherry Drive
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ

Time

12.00 - 14.00

Event Description

MedBIC – Pizza and Pop Networking Lunch , Tuesday 19th December 2017

The MedBIC will be hosting regular pizza networking lunches, usually, on the last Tuesday of every month which will be a great opportunity for local businesses and university academics to come to the MedBIC and learn about our  facilities.

If you are interested in MedBIC membership the next pizza networking lunch will be on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

The networking lunch starts at 12.00. Speakers to be confirmed.

If you cannot attend this time but would be interested in having a tour of the MedBIC, or speaking to our occupants at a future session please get in touch.

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Contact

The MedBIC Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering is centrally located in Chelmsford, Essex, a thriving new city that's home to 12,000 businesses, including several companies in the engineering field and medical technology and assisted living sector. Chelmsford is close to London and two airports, benefits from outstanding transportation links, has a highly qualified workforce and offers an excellent quality of life.

Essex County Council