Innovative Sector Exchange

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 support Kent businesses from several priority sectors  innovate and internationalise through partnering and collaborating with new contacts in France, Belgium & the Netherlands.

  • 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