INCUBATOR ZONE

a support programme for first-time exhibitors

Now in its third and final year, the Incubator Zone supports small and micro businesses in County Durham.

Over the first two years, over 35 exhibitors signed up to a support package that was designed to help them become exhibition-ready. You can see last year’s Incubator Zone in the video below).

To qualify for the Incubator Zone, your business must:

  • Be located in County Durham
  • Have limited or no experience of large exhibitions
  • Be actively looking to grow
  • Employ around 10 people or less
  • Be available to attend workshops and 1-to-1 sessions
  • Meet certain funding criteria (see below)*
  • Pay a match-funding contribution of £300

The programme is delivered by the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP) and LEC Communications and Design, who will provide a support package that includes help and advice on exhibiting at a large exhibition for the first time. You will also receive basic exhibition materials, designed and printed ready for the show.

*The Incubator Zone is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERFD) and your business must meet certain criteria to qualify for the funding. Approximate programme value £1,200. Approximate funding amount £761.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

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2x1 exhibition stand at EMCON

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Support package including workshops and 1-to-1 support

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Basic exhibition materials (banner stand and flyer)

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Support and guidance on the day

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Post-event support and networking opportunities

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Inclusion in marketing and PR materials

EMCON is delivered by

Engineering & Manufacturing Network |  S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596

EMCON is delivered by

Engineering & Manufacturing Network | S8 Tanfield Lea Business Centre | Stanley | County Durham | DH9 9DB | Company no. 09485596