Looking for like minded businesses to explore your innovation options? Businesses that innovate grow. They sell more and employ more people. The Lancashire Forum supports businesses to stimulate innovation and generate business growth.
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The Lancashire Forum is a peer network and business masterclass programme.
It’s designed to inspire and foster a culture which supports and brings together ambitious growth businesses and provides knowledge and support from Lancaster University and its network.
Its purpose is to provide an environment of knowledge, trust, information and interaction to support SMEs driving for growth.
The programme is delivered to a cohort of 25-30 owner-managers over a six month period.
It includes the following elements:
Membership of the Forum will offer owner-managers the following benefits:
Based around Lancaster University's Management School with links into world–leading thinkers and practitioners, the Forum will inspire and support businesses on their innovation journey. This will be done through:
The next cohort will start in July 2014 and will run until January 2015.
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One of the key elements of the Lancashire Forum is the network of like-minded peers and the unique trusted environment to foster open innovation. With this in mind we have a structured application process to ensure the programme’s success.
Preview days provide an ideal opportunity to find out more about the programme, ask questions and meet other business owners/managers.
We will be holding preview sessions at the end of November for our next cohort due to start in the new year.
If you would like to register your interest regarding our free preview sessions, please contact us on 01524 510723 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the Lancashire Forum is an appropriate programme for the owner/manager and business, the next step is to fill out an application form and submit this back to Lancaster University Management School.
If you would like to sign up to the Lancashire Forum, please contact us on 01524 510723 or by e-mail to email@example.com for an application form.
If the applicant is eligible and has growth aspirations they will be invited to a group interview and then if deemed suitable offered a fully funded place on the programme.
Free to eligible businesses.