Presentation on theme: "Lessons from WM ERDF Current Programme"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lessons from WM ERDF Current Programme Stuart BrandrickDCLG Midlands Growth Delivery Team20XX
2 Objectives To provide feedback regarding the current ERDF Programme. To provide an introduction to the structure of the 2014 – 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds and to provide case studies of projects supported under the West Midlands ERDF Programme which provide models which might be adapted for use in the new programme and/or lend themselves to expansion over wider geographies.To signpost you to where to find more information.
3 ERDFERDF is a valuable economic development toolHandle with care!
4 Projects and Partnerships ‘Fewer, larger’ projectsThe challenge of managing larger projects and partnershipsApplicant capacity and capability
5 1. Research Technological Development & Innovation Collaborative ResearchInternational Institute for Products and ServicesGraduate Start Up SchemesSpeed PlusBringing new products or processes to marketInnovation NetworksAdvantage Proof of Concept FundThe International Institute for Product and Service Innovation at WMG, University of Warwick - A unique facility focused on the needs of regional companies. Providing access to some of the world's leading product and service design technology
6 2. SME CompetitivenessSupport to improve the growth capacity of existing SMEs and support to start a businessCoventry and Warwickshire Enterprise Business Growth PackageGrowing the Social Enterprise Sector in the West MidlandsEnabling Access to Self EmploymentIncluding access to financeShropshire Herefordshire Business Enterprise FundSmall Business LoansMercia FundEarly Advantage FundExceed FundThe EASED project has helped more than 50 individuals develop their business ideas and now a number of them have launched their businesses and are economically active
7 3. Low CarbonAccelerating the development, innovation, adoption and deployment of low carbon technologies and related supply chains infrastructure anddevelopment of “whole place” low carbon solutionsLow Carbon Vehicle ProjectCentre of Refurbishment ExcellenceAIM High£ 4.5m ERDF is helping create the Centre for Refurbishment Excellence in Stoke which will demonstrate new sustainable technologies, techniques, materials and skills used in the construction refurbishment industry
8 4. Protecting the Environment and Resource Efficiency West Midlands Industrial Symbiosis ProjectImproving Your Resource EfficiencyWest Midlands Industrial Symbiosis Network: helping businesses identify profitable opportunities for one industry’s waste to be re-covered, re-processed, or re-used by another
9 5. Employment and SkillsSupport for collaborative projects, placements, internships or other activities with SMEs that enable students and graduates to gain industry relevant experience and skills and enhance the contribution of higher level skills to SME growth.Graduate Placement ServicesClassic Knowledge Transfer PartnershipsGraduate Advantage sees nine West Midlands universities working together to promote the benefits of graduate placements to businesses and graduates alike
10 Where to go for more information Case Study Booklets (National, West Midlands, East Midlands) Evaluations (all programmes):West Midlands Business Support Guide version 3Solutions for Business: Local enterprise Partnership Good Practice GuideInvestment FrameworksTalk to your named DCLG Local Contact