IMAGE (Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Green Economy) is a new programme led by Cranfield University in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The aim of IMAGE is to help small and medium businesses, in the SEMLEP area, grow through research and innovation. Businesses accessing the programme will be able to get advice from leading academics on how to turn ideas into new products and services and receive access to world-leading research facilities, enabling them to test and develop new products.

This launch event will enable you to tour Cranfield University to see some of the research facilities that your business could access through IMAGE and also meet with leading academics, who can provide consultancy advice through the programme.

Event Programme

9:15 Registration
09:30 Welcome and introduction to Cranfield University
09:45 An introduction to IMAGE (Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and the Green Economy)
10:15 Refreshments
10:30 Tour of various Cranfield University facilities that SMEs can access through IMAGE
12:30 Networking lunch with an opportunity to talk to Cranfield academics about the IMAGE programme
13:45 Questions for the IMAGE team
14:00 Close

Who should attend

Small and medium-sized enterprises who are based in the SEMLEP area.

Cost

Free to attend