INCUBATOR ZONE

a support programme for first-time exhibitors

The Incubator Zone was introduced in 2017 to support small and micro businesses in County Durham.

Twenty-one 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

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

EMCON is delivered by

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

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