Energise your business and take it to the next level!

Do you have an energy innovation, which you would like to take to the markets? You have ideas and plans, but you still might require some help to get them through? Come and join us, as startups and SMEs tell by themselves, how they have succeeded in this with the help of FREED

FREED project’s final event is organised on Tuesday 16th of October at South West College’s Crest Centre in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Instead of just letting the project partners to boast about the achievements of the project, we will be giving the stage to the startups and SMEs, who have been involved in the project. If you have been struggling with your own startup or innovation, this might be the event that you need to attend. Five SMEs and startups will be telling, how they have managed to lift their business to a new level and how you could do the same. The companies are dealing with different kind of energy innovations, ranging all the way from energy storage to smart illumination, but they share a lot in common with other emerging businesses and entrepreneurs. We have tried in FREED to help them to proceed to the markets faster, so why don’t you join us and find out, how you could repeat their feat. Funding is important part of getting your innovations to the markets, and we have also representatives of private and public funders at the event, sharing their ideas about how to succeed in this. The event serves also as a launch for the FREED platform, which will link SMEs, business support organisations and funders.

If you can make it Enniskillen, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freed-energise-your-business-tickets-49854647593?aff=esli

Live streaming of the event will be also provided at http://www.swc.ac.uk/innovate/crest/freed-event

The programme for the event is below and can be downloaded from the link below.


Energise your business – how to take your innovation to the next level?

Crest Centre, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 16th of October, 2018

9.30                       Registration

10.00                     Opening of the event, Jill Cush, South West College

10.10                     Few words about FREED, Professor Eva Pongrácz, University of Oulu

10.20                     How did we get here? – Presentations by SMEs

  • ProAir by David McHugh
  • Organic Power by Robert Brennan
  • Energy Tube by Panjörg Salzmann
  • Solo Energy by Derek Blackweir, Limerick Institute of Technology (on behalf of Solo Energy)
  • Greenled by Niko Hänninen, University of Oulu (on behalf of Greenled)

11.35                     Launch of the FREED service, Cara Woods, SWC

12.00                     How to take your innovation to the next level? Panel discussion with Robert Brennan, Panjörg Salzmann and David McHugh & Nick Lyth (Green Angel Syndicate) and Ian Brannigan (Western Development Commision). Panel is chaired by Chris Ashe, European Institute for Innovation.

12.45                     Lunch and networking

14.00                     End of the event

Enniskillen Programme



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