Exploiting New International Trade and Technology R&D Opportunities

Internationally active SMEs stand a better chance of weathering today’s challenging trading conditions , but exploiting overseas trading and R&D opportunities is easier said than done. Enterprise Europe Network Wales has pulled together a panel of experts who can unpick some of the obstacles SMEs may encounter.

Title - Exploiting New International Trade and Technology R&D Opportunities

Date : Tuesday 9th July 2013           Time:08:00 – 10.30am

Place: Swansea University, SURF Room, Fulton House, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP

Who should come: SME’s interested in exploring new international trade and technology research and development opportunities. The breakfast seminar event is suitable for export/sales/commercial managers or directors with responsibility for developing overseas customer markets; importing/exporting goods; R&D and product development; technology exploitation and developing strategic partnership/relationships with overseas organisations.


8:00        Registration and breakfast

8:30        Welcome and introductions

8:35        Exploiting New markets & R&D opportunities – Lawson Coombes, EENW

9:00        UK Export Finance: An overview of the support available to SME Exporters – Matthew Hughes, Export Finance Adviser for Wales

9:20        Intellectual Property : the UK and beyond- The UK Intellectual Property office

9:40        The right funding at the right time- Chris Griffiths, deputy Fund Manager, Finance Wales

10:00     Welsh Government International Trade programme – Huw Roberts Welsh Government International Trade Team

10:30     Coffee and networking


To book your place  - Attendance is free of charge, however it is essential to reserve your place prior to the event.  Please email: researchandinovation@swanse.ac.uk quoting ‘EEN Wales Event’ or telephone 01792 602919 to book your place