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Big House workshops to support SMEs in the digital sector

Nottingham Trent University’s Big House team will be running a new Elevator Tech series, aimed to support digital businesses within Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.


The Big House team at Nottingham Trent University will be adapting their Elevator series to specifically support businesses involved in digital or technology sectors.

Workshops will be delivered and facilitated by a range of industry specialists and cover hot topics such as IP, international trading and raising capital in a high-risk sector. All events are free to attend and come with an offer of mentoring from one of our specialist digital business advisors.

This programme is for eligible digital small or medium enterprises, based within Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Join us for:

Digital Intellectual Property
16 May 2018, BioCity Nottingham

In an increasingly competitive environment, digital businesses need to maximise the value of their own assets as well as know how to make the best use of resources they licence. Get the IP lowdown from London-based law firm Sheridans. Find out how blockchain and smart contracts could revolutionise how creative businesses approach IP from the Digital Catapult.

Building the Business Case for New Technology
6 June 2018, Cobden Chambers Nottingham

This hands-on session helps to put your business case together around new technology. Learn how to better identify the business benefits of your product and maximise benefits gained through IP to prepare your business to be investment ready.

Embedding Innovation in your Business
28 June 2018, Bio City Nottingham

Embed tools, processes and techniques in your business to improve its agility and keep ahead of the curve. Methodology includes Lego Serious Play©, problem laddering and applying 5-day sprints to test ideas.

Going Global
18 September 2018

Join the Department of International Trade and Santander Bank to develop your understanding of benefits associated with exporting. Consider the factors you need to take into account for your business, and develop your own “readiness-checker”. Hear from tech businesses that are already successfully trading overseas.

Investment Readiness miniseries

If you’re looking for funding, or you think you might in the future, this mini-series helps you understand the options, learn what to expect and hone your investor pitch. NTU and Derby Quad have joined forces to offer the programme. It will culminate in an investor showcase where selected businesses are invited to pitch to a range of investors.

Sessions include (time and location tbc):

  • Investment Readiness 101 – full day workshop
  • Pitch Critique – peer feedback on 7 minute pitches
  • Selection Panel – for all businesses that want to participate in the investor showcase
  • Investor Showcase - invite only

The Big House

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project, provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses. This three-year programme ends in 2019.

Get in Touch

If you have any queries drop us a line at or call +44 (0)115 848 4297.

Big House workshops to support SMEs in the digital sector

Published on 1 May 2018
  • Category: Business; Nottingham Business School

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