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How to internationalise your business and profit in America Workshop to be held at BioCity

An agreement to help Nottinghamshire greentech and low-carbon businesses expand into the United States is to be signed at BioCity in Nottingham on March 9. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between BioCity and the Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator in Ashland, Virginia, USA, will take place during a half-day workshop giving Nottinghamshire greentech businesses advice on how to enter the US market. The workshop will include presentations by two senior figures from the Greater Richmond area in Virginia. Greater Richmond Partnership senior vice-president Gene Winter will talk about ‘how to internationalise your cleantech business and profit in America’ while Marc Weiss, Hanover County director of economic development, will give a talk about the Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator and UK firms which have already chosen Greater Richmond as a springboard to do business in the US. Advice to attendees will cover business accommodation (including physical and virtual tenancy arrangements), introductions to potential US business partner contacts, product licensing arrangements and Federal support.Neil Horsley, chief executive of Nottingham Development Enterprise, which runs Nottinghamshire’s GreenTech Business Network, will introduce the workshop and chair a Q&A session. The workshop follows a fact-finding trip by a small BioCity team to Richmond last year that included a visit to the Dominion Resources Greentech Incubator. The American incubator is designed to cater for domestic and foreign entrepreneurs working on clean andalternative energy-related technologies and services. The MoU will facilitate business and information links between the American incubator and BioCity, with benefits to include collaborations and use of office space by companies. The workshop on March 9 at BioCity, Pennyfoot Street, is free but places are limited so registration is necessary. Register by contacting Vanessa Corns at NDE: email vc@nde.org.uk or ring 0115 876 4501.

 

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