Support for advanced engineering

27 Feb 2019

Early stage businesses or companies seeing high growth operating in the advanced engineering sector are being invited to apply for a fully funded 2-day growth workshop, which will take place at the Engine Shed in Bristol on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March 2019.

The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AEBAH) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this free programme is open to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are based in the West of England and operating within the advanced engineering sector, specifically for businesses in the automotive, aerospace, defence, maritime, energy and space fields.

The 2-day workshop will feature expert speakers from the advanced engineering sector and is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.  The workshop modules will cover essential elements of starting a business, it will arm delegates with an executive summary, and the strategic elements to deliver a professional pitch deck, a business model and a financial plan.  Hands-on and interactive, the programme is delivered by the twice ranked global no.1 business incubator, SETsquared.

Following the two-day programme, entrepreneurs with the strongest business plans may be offered business incubation support with SETsquared. There is also an opportunity to explore potential collaboration with the University of Bath

Opportunity for speed mentoring

Talking about the 2-day workshop, Rosie Bennett from Bath SETsquared highlights the benefits to founders interested in signing up, “The workshop is led by experienced coaches and sector specialists so is a great opportunity for early stage founders to stress test their business and market proposition.  There will be sessions on investor readiness and discussions on the pitch process.” 

Entrepreneur in Residence, for the Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AEBAH) programme, Brian Prescott, goes onto say, 

“What makes this 2-day workshop unique is that it is sector specific and offers the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from the University of Bath.  The sessions will also include growth planning, legal structures and considerations, market validation and finance options.  The fully funded 2-day workshop programme will cover off a number of key areas and  it is a great opportunity for founders of advanced engineering businesses to receive free support of this nature. I’d highly recommend signing up for this unique workshop.”

Applicants can register, here.  Once registered, applicants will be contacted by the AEBAH to confirm eligibility. 

Further information about the 2-day workshop programme can be found, on the SETsquared website, here.

The small print

The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  The programme is open to startups and growth businesses in the advanced engineering sector.