Fri 25 Apr 14
CREATE (Connecting Rural Enterprise for A Transnational Economy) is an innovative project joining a group of like-minded organisations spanning public sector authorities, private sector representative groups, and business development agencies from France, the UK, Ireland and Belgium, who share a joint vision of encouraging economic development.
The project has been awarded European funding through the INTERREG IVB programme, to develop and pilot best practice techniques which encourage rural small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to take up and fully exploit the potential of faster broadband. CREATE can also help SMEs identify opportunities to work with other small rural businesses across North West Europe to share best practice and learning.
CREATE looks to overcome the barriers to growth and competitiveness experienced by SMEs in predominantly rural areas. These barriers include geographic isolation, lack of infrastructure, lack of scale, poor joint working opportunities and critically, lack of ICT expertise. Faster broadband and advanced ICT have the potential to overcome these barriers and transform the productivity of rural SMEs.
Free to SMEs in your region:
To apply and for more information, visit: www.create-nwe.eu