Applying Technology

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Knowledge

guide
A brief guide to business continuity planning
In this short guide, we will explore how you can prepare for the unforeseen with focus on your IT and business-critical systems.
report
Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.

Resources

Creative Social Enterprise - Create Studios

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Create Studios is not just a media hub. They are a collaborative team of digital creatives drawing on their pooled experience to grow their award–winning track record. They work nationally and internationally from our base in Swindon’s emerging cultural quarter. Within their not-for-profit model they share a commitment to investing in talented young people enabling them to develop digital skills. Their inclusion programmes offers opportunities to transform lives, encouraging people to make choices about their future.

CreateStudios
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Boost your digital knowledge with Google

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Free tutorials from Google on everything from your website to online marketing and beyond. Choose the topics you want to learn, or complete the whole online course for a certification from Google and IAB Europe.

LearnDigital.WithGoogle.com/digitalgarage/
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The Internet of Things (Innovate UK)

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A video of predications from Innovate UK on what we might see in the futures with The Internet of Things (IoT).

youtube.com/watch
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Enhancing the digital experience for skills learners (Jisc)

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Comprehensive guide to enhancing the digital experience for skills learners How can skills providers make the most of digital technology to support their learners to gain employment and progress in their careers?

Enhancing the digital experience
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Digital Solutions for UK Education and Research (Jisc)

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A membership organisation Jisc's vision is for the UK to be the most digitally-advanced higher education, further education and research nation in the world.

jisc.ac.uk
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News

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Events

Innovate UK: Global Business Accelerator visit to Israel - Enterprise Europe Network

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Innovate UK: Global Business Accelerator visit to Israel - Enterprise Europe Network

Innovate UK’s Global Business Accelerator Programme, delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network, is organising a technology visit to Israel for businesses in the cyber tech/cyber security industry.

Coinciding with Cybertech Tel Aviv, delegates will have the opportunity to meet Israeli cyber tech companies, research centres and key stakeholders, with the aim of developing strong international partnerships for future collaboration/commercialisation.

Full details of the Cybertech TLV 2018 programme can be found here: CyberTech TLV

VISIT DATES

Sun 28 January – Thursday 1st February (inclusive)

Closing date for full application: Thursday 11 January 2018

Briefing event:Thursday 18 January 2018

BENEFITS OF ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

  • Pre-visit and in-country briefings providing market information and advice on how to do business in the cyber sector; Training on how to improve your pitching skills; Training on how to protect you IP.

  • Full access to Cybertech TLV 2018 and the opportunity to meet key players in the sector

  • Your profile in the visit brochure, that will be distributed at the conference

  • A programme of meetings with key players and stakeholders

ELIGIBILITY

To participate in this visit, your business must be established in the UK.

Please be aware that submitting a full application does not mean you have been accepted onto the Accelerator Programme. It is a competitive process and you will be notified of the outcome by Friday 17 Jan 17.

For more information please contact Andy Bates, Business West andy.bates@businesswest.co.uk



Community Insights

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A brief guide to business continuity planning
In this short guide, we will explore how you can prepare for the unforeseen with focus on your IT and business-critical systems.
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report
Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.