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Business Writers: Reading round-up 23 June 2024

1) BREAKING NEWS: Innovation Labs Launches in Norwich

Local entrepreneurs have teamed up with Innovation Labs to launch a technology and innovation hub at Bizrev, in the King’s Centre. The lab will provide a co-working space and support local entrepreneurs to help them grow their global businesses. Detail of launch event on Thursday 11 July here: Innovation Labs Norwich Launch Event Tickets, Thu, Jul 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite.

2) Digitalisation in Manufacturing – Tuesday 2 July

NAAME is holding its annual conference for the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector at West Suffolk College on Tuesday 2 July. The theme will be digitalisation in manufacturing and will cover everything from starting your digital journey to embracing the latest technologies to boost innovation and productivity. There will also be a strong focus on achieving net zero and increasing profitability through more streamlined, efficient operations. Find out more and book tickets here: East of England Manufacturing Conference – Digitalisation in Manufacturing Tickets, Tue 2 Jul 2024 at 08:30 | Eventbrite

3) Ignite growth in your creative business

Do you want to fire-up your business growth and attract investors? If so, check out the Create Growth Programme from Creative East. This 12-week investment readiness and business support programme is for creative industries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It offers expert advice and guidance to help aspirational business gain investment opportunities. More details here: Creative East | Create Growth Programme | Ignite your business growth.

4) ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 – now open for applications

If you are a UK-based early- or mid-career researcher in the UK, you can now apply for Official Development Assistance (ODA) Global Innovation Fellowships. These offer people working in humanities and social sciences the opportunity to develop their skills, networks and careers. The Fellowships focus on addressing creative and cultural challenges in the public, private and policy sectors that require innovative approaches and solutions. More details here: ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 | The British Academy

5) Transport infrastructure is critical to boosting regional productivity across the UK

The Economics Observatory has produced a new report that is essential reading for transport and development policy makers in local and regional government. It sets out the reasons why improving connectivity within cities and between cities and key satellite towns is essential to growing employment opportunities, attracting inward investment and boosting productivity. Find out more here: What transport policies could improve the UK’s productivity? – Economics Observatory

6) Discover our Better Business Writing workshops for SMEs 

Are you keen to create engaging and persuasive content for your organisation? If so, take a look at our half-day writing workshops with Broadland Council Training Services. We’re delighted to be running these again later in the year: you can choose from Friday 27 September or Friday 22 November. More info and booking here: Better business writing.


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