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Pam Waddell Director of Birmingham Science City, Chair of RDTI Working Group Future European Structural and Investment Funds innovation workshop 13 August.

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1 Pam Waddell Director of Birmingham Science City, Chair of RDTI Working Group Future European Structural and Investment Funds innovation workshop 13 August 2013

2 Context Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and partners preparing 1st drafts of European Structural & Investment Funds Strategies by October 2013 to agree final proposals with Government early 2014 Birmingham Science City (BSC) working with West Midlands European Service (WMES) to support 6 WM LEPs and partners – BSC focus on ‘Strengthening Research, Technological Development & Innovation’ At WMES Cross-LEP event on 4 July, ‘Innovation’ table concluded LEPs needed a better understanding of user perspectives to help with the development of the innovation strands – that is focus of this meeting Other major issue for Innovation Priority - ‘Smart Specialisation’ – covered at WMES Workshop on 11 July. Presentations from this and 4 July events at

3 Aims of workshop Starting assumption that participants are aware of SIF priorities and Government guidance on LEP strategies To expose those writing the LEP SIF strategies to different innovation perspectives, with a particular emphasis on the demand side Also allowing discussions with the HE sector and collaborative other collaborative research organisations generating new S&T To extend the innovation networks of LEP innovation leads and to explore potential delivery partners

4 Format of Workshop Part 1: Brief (10 min) presentations on lessons from last programme and demand and supply side perspectives of the innovation priority Part 2: Representative(s) from each LEP move round tables to have further discussion with different sectors in the context of their developing strategy and proposed activities (see rotation plan;10 mins per table)

5 Further support/ information Presentations from this workshop will be available on RDT&I page maintained by WMES You have contact details of all participants to enable follow-up discussions Please use BSC Working Group and networks to help you develop collaborative and cross sector activity - contact Susannah Goh ) or me


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