Derbyshire Accelerator Events

Subsidised business support

As part of the Derbyshire Accelerator programme we've put together a range of masterclasses and workshops to help you recover from the pandemic, grow, innovate or change how you do business. These masterclasses and workshops have been funded by the UK Government Community Renewal Fund.

The Derbyshire Accelerator is one strand of the East Midlands Accelerator Programme. East Midlands Chamber are leading the programme, with other partners in Derbyshire including the University of Derby, Derbyshire County Council, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire and The Food and Drink Forum. The project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Derbyshire accelerator events

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The Electric Fleet Transformation scheme will assist SMEs transition to zero emission vehicles by providing access to specialist knowledge and training.

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This workshop will explore why family businesses are more likely to be low growth or static growth companies and provide some solutions to making sure that this doesn't happen to your business.


Join this workshop with our academic expert to help you navigate the wealth of data now available and identify how you can make sound judgements about the data you use.

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Through Investors in the Environment, you will understand your impacts, take action, and demonstrate progress through an externally verified and credible scheme.

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If you’re looking to connect with others in the aerospace, rail or automotive supply chain sector and find out how to grow your organisation, then our Back to Business event is for you.

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What is a technology roadmap and why should an organisation have one? With increasing pressures of digital innovation, demand for ‘smart’ products, shifts from product ownership to subscription and service business models it can be clear (sometimes!) the vision you have for the products and services that will define your business in the future.

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This free workshop for businesses will help you maximise your LinkedIn presence. It's aimed at beginner and intermediate users of LinkedIn.

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Network with likeminded business leaders looking to grow, develop and guide the next generation.

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This workshop is all about getting connected and staying connected. In business, though it’s sometimes daunting, networking is everything – a strong network is your bread and butter.

This workshop explains what new product development is and briefly covers the history and pioneers of product development. We will delve into several of the different process models, including product development lifecycles, and discuss the best practices for developing your own new product introduction processes.