ARU supports Future by Design project

ARU partner with Futures By Design - a fully funded European Interreg project, working with SME's

Futures By Design

1.1 The Project 

Futures by Design is a fully funded European Interreg project, working with SME’s, in six partner regions across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In Cambridgeshire, the partner is Anglia Ruskin University.

SMEs are critical to regional economies but their capacity for success, growth, and sometime survival, can be limited by insufficient access to data and the inability to analyse data to drive innovation, and access to finance, customers and suppliers, all necessary elements for success. 
The aims of the project are-


1.2 Connecting SMEs through a virtual transnational horizon-scanning and knowledge transfer (HSKT) hub

FBD will also create a virtual transnational horizon-scanning and knowledge transfer (HSKT) hub connecting the experience and information across the 6 partner regions to support sustainable SME growth, innovation, and productivity.

FBD can support up to 50 SMEs in each partner region, offering them access to a bank of data analysis tools and one-to one support from the local teams.


1.3 How to join

Any SME, including sole traders, within the Greater Cambridge area is eligible for this support programme.


After joining FBD, at no cost, the company will be taken through a quick assessment of its data needs used to better identify how they could benefit from FBD tools. Work with the SME’s will be both webinars and 1:1 support to use the needed data tools.


Being fully funded there is no financial contribution from the business.


More details are available at:  http://futuresbydesign.net

Interest to be involved in this project can be registered by writing us at:   fbd@aru.ac.uk

 

Posted: 24 March 2021