Help SMEs capture investment: Make your mark on the design of MPowerBIO’s capacity building and business support programme.
Are you an investor, an expert within the bio based industry or a representative from an SME or a cluster, than your input is highly appreciated. Join MPowerBIO’s online co-creation workshop on 29 October to make your mark on the capacity building and business support programme, which are designed to enhance the investment readiness of SMEs.
– “We are seeking input from as many different actors in the field of bio-resources as possible. It can be companies, cluster organizations, market experts and investors. In the end our programmes must ensure that companies capture investment, it is therefore crucial that our business support and training materials are relevant and to the point. Validation from users and experts will give the final quality boost”, says Britt Sandvad, Project Coordinator of MPowerBIO.
MPowerBIO is a European project that has set out to empower 90 clusters within the bio-based industry across Europe to be better equipped to help SMEs overcome the challenge of finding sufficient investment to get from idea to business.
– “By developing an online platform with digital tools our goal is to get 250 SMEs one step closer to capturing investment. And this is where your input and feedback plays an important role”, Britt continues.
– “As an investor, you know what is expected from the SMEs seeking investment, as an SME you know what the typical challenges are and which qualifications are needed, as a cluster you know what the SMEs typically are seeking advice on and so on”.
To enhance the investment readiness of SMEs, MPowerBIO will offer training modules for clusters to be better equipped to help the SMEs. SMEs will be offered concrete tools through this online platform, which will improve the investment readiness and pitching skills. Finally, MPowerBIO will connect SMEs and investors by arranging regional and international events where SMEs have the opportunity to pitch their business plan.
By participating in the workshop you will, together with other experts, have the chance to influence the shape and content of two programmes, which ultimately bring SMEs one step closer to capturing investment. In other words, your input is key in improving the investment readiness of SMEs.
About the workshop
The workshop will be conducted online on 29 October and will run for approximately 2,5 hours. During the workshop, you will be introduced to the proposed concepts and findings so far, which we will need your feedback and thoughts on. Different sessions will run during the workshop to define SMEs curriculum concept and training needs, as well as to establish the services to be delivered by clusters through the business support programme to SMEs.
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