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Transmission

At a time of transformational change affecting all businesses, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is launching Transmission. This support programme for the SME community within Lancashire will help prepare SMEs for the global effect of increasingly impactful developments in new technology.

It will take the form of an innovative approach to building leadership capacity and capabilities within the advanced manufacturing, engineering, creative and digital sectors. Transmission will enable SMEs to embrace the competitive advantages that will accrue from a more digitised economy.

Based within the Centre for SME Development at UCLan this ERDF funded initiative will utilise both industry and academic expertise.

THE PROGRAMME WILL:

  • Build on the current awareness of the applications for digital technologies
  • Illustrate the organisational impacts of doing business in the digital age
  • Engage and support personal development of leaders in different sectors and their businesses
  • Provide access to non-executive director input for those businesses with high growth potential

WHAT IS THE PROJECT AIMING TO ACHIEVE?

By raising awareness of the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and developing the relevant skillsets amongst business leaders Transmission will act as a catalyst in helping to unlock the future productivity potential within these sectors.

The aims of the three-year project are:

  • To help SMEs within advanced manufacturing, engineering, creative and digital sectors to cross boundaries and bring different perspectives together to assist with problem solving and professional development
  • To use this initiative to increase awareness of the new digital age and explore the opportunities it will create for these groups
  • To develop SMEs leadership and management capabilities

WHAT CAN IT DO FOR MY BUSINESS?

The project provision to businesses includes:

  • Support to 100 SMEs over the life of the project. We will provide a minimum of twelve hours contact with each SME
  • Transmission + will provide enhanced support for forty of those businesses with high growth potential
  • A leadership development review
  • Ten discussion forums will run across the timeline of the project. They will be six to seven hours in length. The forums will create an interactive social learning environment
  • A virtual learning platform will provide the opportunity for discussion between participating business leaders beyond the discussion forums

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CONTACT US

To find out more about Transmission Project, you can

Email us: TransmissionProject@uclan.ac.uk
Call us: +44 (0)1772 894632
Follow us @TransmissionSME

Address: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

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