Are you an SME keen to understand how to use data better in your business to innovate, increase productivity and grow?


The European funded Interreg project, Futures By Design, strives to help SMEs in different regions innovate, grow and / or increase productivity.  It is looking for 50 SMEs in Cambridgeshire who are interested in benefiting from the project.

Futures by Design

SMEs are critical to the economies of several countries, but their success may be limited by insufficient access to data and limited internal knowledge or capacity to analyse the data. This knowledge and data contribute to innovation within the company and ensure better results. In this project supported by the European Union, partners from the Netherlands, England, Belgium, Germany and Sweden are now affiliated to help companies in their countries further integrate the latest Data Science techniques.

Futures by Design - supported by Anglia Ruskin University -  aims to strengthen these SMEs and to stimulate innovation in the partner regions.

Find out more

Here is an opportunity to find out more - through a series of webinars that will help business owners know how to get involved, the benefits for their business and how to gain a competitive advantage on their competitors.

The project is free to SMEs - all you will need to give is a little of your time.

Webinars are taking place:

  • November 26th – 10.30am – 11.15am
  • December 9th  - 10.30am – 11.15am
  • December 16th – 10.30am – 11.15am

Please send an e-mail to with the date to register and the Zoom link will be sent.

There will also be a presentation during the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Networking on 2nd December - register here.
This meeting is available to non-members and is free.


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