Partner profile

Engineering Innovation Network-South West (EIN-SW)

Wiltshire College Lackham, Lacock, Chippenham, WILTS, SN15 2NY
01249 466800 ex 6709

About us

The Engineering Innovation Network-South West is a major project being led by Wiltshire College. Delivered with our partners Swindon College, The University of Bath and Bridgwater College the project has been enabled by a £375,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund through the South West Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. 

The project aims to assist a minimum of seventy seven engineering companies throughout the South West over the three years by providing two days of valuable business support for FREE

Not only will the companies benefit, but staff and students within the engineering departments of the partners have had the opportunity to gain experience working with the companies

We offer

Membership to EIN-SW is open to all small to medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the South West of England and predominantly working in the engineering sector.

The criteria to qualify as an SME are: 

• Your business should employ fewer than 250 people. 

• Have an annual turnover of less than £45m and/or have a balance sheet below £39m. 

• Not be more than 25% owned by one or more non-SME companies (except public investment corporations, venture capital companies and institutional investors which do not exercise control).

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset

Benefits

EIN-SW has one simple aim, to help develop the small to medium engineering sector in the South West. Full member benefits: Full member benefits:
 
• Free 2 day technical assistance package (value approximately £2000) 
• Full access to web portal 
• Invitation to exhibit at all EIN-SW.

In addition EIN-SW will provide practical assistance to: 

• Help develop new products and ideas 
• Help with understanding the challenges of new engineering materials 
• Explore new manufacturing techniques 
• Share manufacturing capacity 
• Enable members to share purchasing in order to cut costs 
• Link members to further funding opportunities (public & private) 
• Establish a mutually beneficial relationship between education and industry

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