Creative Connections: Collaborate with the creative sector to grow your business
03 March, Everglades Hotel, Derry

This event will offer a range of opportunities for businesses to collaborate, innovate and prosper.

By using the technical or commercial knowledge and expertise of others your idea or product could be improved and get to market much sooner with the help of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). From 2008 – 2014 EEN helped 2.8 million SMEs to innovate and grow internationally.

At this event we are particularly interested in companies within the creative industry sector who want to work with others in the sector. However the event is for anyone interested in creating partnerships to grow their business internationally. And you will be able to pitch your idea at the event.

This event will offer collaboration opportunities that may range from digital software, through film and television, to arts and crafts with companies from Ireland and Europe. You will also hear about the range of EU funding support available.

Event agenda

08.30 - Registration and refreshments
09.00 - Welcome and setting the scene, Andy Millar - Chair, EEN Coordinator
09.20 - European funding opportunities under Horizon 2020, Jill Leonard, Enterprise Ireland
09.50 - Collaborating with international suppliers and customers to create new musical content/products - Andrew Ferris, Managing Director, Smalltown America
10.10 - Creating humane digital characters for movies, television and gaming - Greg Maguire, Chief Executive, Inlifesize
10.30 - Elevator pitches
10.45 - Networking (to include tea and coffee)
11.10 - Creative Europe, Opportunities within the European Cultural Programme - Shauna McNeilly, Creative Europe Help Desk
11.40 - International Clustering, Susanne Baden Jørgensen, representing the Film Cluster Denmark
12.10 - How the Northern Ireland music sector collaborates internationally - Ross Graham/Mark Gordon, GeneratorNI
12.30 - Elevator pitches
13.00 - Question and answer session
13.15 - Networking lunch
14.00-17:00 - Bilateral meetings