August/September Convergence Communications Update

Here is a roundup of the latest ERDF Convergence related communications.

Ignite business competition moves closer to £120,000 prize final

Ignite 2014, the £120,000 business start-up competition, has moved one step closer to the final with the selection of a shortlist of budding entrepreneurs from Cornwall who will pitch against each other in the last stage of the competition, which is delivered by Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading provider of specialist business coaching, as part of the ERDF funded Coaching for High Growth programme. Read More »

Coaching helps put Cornwall business on the UK map

A Cornwall-based consultancy has extended its reach across the UK’s property sector after combining a digital transformation with specialist business coaching to establish new industry service standards. Read More »

Suresense Technologies ramp up search for new partners

Suresense Technologies, a British manufacturer of smart energy efficient technology is to ramp up its search for new partners around the world. Read More »

Grand opening of Treleigh Park

The hugely successful Treleigh Industrial Estate in Redruth recently saw the grand opening of Treleigh Park (Sept 11) which attracted a great turnout from the business community who learned that the first letting of one of the large units has taken place. Read More »

Superfast broadband takes centre stage as Shakespeare propelled into the 21st century in ‘world first’ in Cornwall

Latest staging of The Tempest in Falmouth creates a virtual storm with innovative use of advanced communications technology Read More »

South west manufacturers looking at home markets to drive growth

Small to medium sized (SME) manufacturers in the South West identify sales into home markets as the most important way of achieving growth over the next five years, according to the latest Barometer survey from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). Read More »

Stay Tuned for growth of Stream TV

A Falmouth based team of digital entrepreneurs has switched on a new business that is tuned into the nation’s television viewing habits. Read More »

Giant steps forward in the Krowji creative build

The Redruth hilltop home of the Krowji creative hub is bristling with cranes, cherry pickers and steel girders as the latest stage in a £3.7 million development takes shape before the surrounding community and countryside. Read More »

Innovation Centre praised by Secretary of State

The Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, praised the work of one of Cornwall’s “impressive” award-winning Innovation Centres during a visit yesterday (Sep 4th).Read More »

Secretary of state welcomes £6m funding secured for aerohub business park development

Aerohub @ Newquay Cornwall Airport secures vital funding to develop its business park infrastructure project Read More »

Superfast Cornwall announces extra build to remote communities

The Superfast Cornwall programme today announced plans to include additional remote communities in its roll-out of fibre optic broadband. Read More »

Research collaboration wins at national housing awards

A unique research partnership between the Centre and two Cornish organisations has won a National Housing Federation community impact award. Read More »

New underwater cables across the river Fal will bring fibre broadband to hundreds more Roseland homes and businesses

Superfast Cornwall today announced plans to make superfast fibre broadband available to hundreds more homes and businesses in one of the most remote Cornish locations – the Roseland Peninsula. Read More »

Innovation Centre businesses team up

A chance meeting over coffee at one of Cornwall’s award-winning Innovation Centres has led to two companies based at the facility collaborating on a new project.Read More »

Snapping up the Space at “3 Truro” - Inspirational new work zone draws top businesses

The South West’s largest distributor of medical devices has become the first company to buy into the “3 Truro” work zone at Threemilestone – with other firms in the wings to claim their part of a £5.5 million concept set to revolutionise ‘out of town’ working. Read More »

Krowji Nurtures Creative Spirits for the Smuggler’s Cove

As hundreds of children enjoy the National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s new summer Smuggler’s Cove Play Zone, the illustrator who designed the game has been describing the inspirational workspace which has allowed her creative business to flourish and grow. Read More »

Cornish winemakers could benefit from climate change study

The UK’s burgeoning winemaking industry will benefit from new research to assess the impacts of climate change on Cornwall’s vineyards. Read More »

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Investment to date

There have been 163 ERDF Convergence investments to date, with a total of c €327.4m spent. The latest Progress Report can be found here.

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Joint Local Management Committee
Cornwall MPs and MEPs
Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions  and  EC
Cornwall Business Partnership 
South West UK Brussels Office 
Cornwall Brussels Office
Local Enterprise Partnership
Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly

Tuesday 7 October 2014