Innovative Sector Exchange

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Value of EU Grant - £413,000

Name of funding programme - Interreg 5A 2 Seas Programme

Start and end dates - April 2016 to October 2019

Innovative Sector Exchange (ISE) will provide support to Kent businesses from several priority sectors to help them to innovate and internationalise through partnering and collaborating with new contacts in France, Belgium & the Netherlands.

The partners we are working with are:

  • VOKA West Flanders (Chamber of Commerce) (Belgium)
  • VOKA East Flanders (Chamber of Commerce) (Belgium)
  • Innovation House Foundation (Netherlands)
  • West Flanders Development Agency (Belgium)
  • Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (United Kingdom)
  • ADITEC Pas de Calais (France)
  • Help to grow Kent companies to innovate and internationalise
  • Connect Kent companies to those in nearby European partner regions
  • Promote collaborations and innovations in business processes and product and service development
  • Delivery of a programme of training events on innovation and internationalisation
  • Trade missions / market visits
  • Creation of cross-border clusters
  • Joint presence at international trade fairs
  • Provision of support for local businesses with innovation and internationalisation
  • Support for Kent businesses to access new overseas commercial opportunities
  • Boosting Kent’s export levels and international trade capacity