In June, the Enterprise Team welcomed two visitors from the Swedish company Future Position X to take part in a Transfer Workshop as part of our Compete In Project. The full day Transfer Workshop invited 17 delegates from across the University, business community and our partners to listen to the work “Future Position X” are doing and in particular learn about the TRIIP project they are delivering. 

The workshop provided speakers from Leeds Beckett University, “Future Position X” and University Business Centers an opportunity to introduce their projects, take questions from the audience and begin to explore how we could learn from each other’s projects. Discussions and questions focused on learning about how projects have been implemented, any barriers to success and solutions that have been introduced to enable projects that support SME businesses to be successful.

Delegates also learnt in great detail about the TRIIP project which helps SME to export and grow sales through providing consultancy support through a diagnostic analysis and development plan on a direct one-to-one basis as well as via a web platform that is accessible 24/7.

Leeds Beckett University are now working on taking the information forward identifying tasks and actions it can implement within local projects in Wakefield, Leeds and Halifax and particularly around the transfer of the TRIIP methodology and lessons to improve SMEs’ successful development of internationalisation strategies. The Project Stakeholder Group will identify and assist in the development of additional activities between the West Yorkshire region and Gävle partners.