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The potential for Shared Growth around sustainable products and services

February 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

We demonstrate how Cornish enterprises can use ‘Shared Growth’ approaches to develop environmentally sustainable products and services.

Introduction and agenda

This interactive workshop introduces a novel method for developing environmentally sustainable products and services called ‘shared growth’. The workshop runs from 9:30 (registration and networking) until 14:00, and includes a networking lunch.

Content and aims

The event will include sessions from key actors that are already driving change in this area, including:

  • Real Ideas Organisation, based in Plymouth, will outline how they work with businesses in the UK’s South West to facilitate collaborations for positive environmental and social change.
  • Ian Sexton, from Cornwall Essential Oils, will highlight the importance of sharing expertise about products and services to maximise their potential, as well as reducing waste and creating innovation opportunities.

The seminar is grounded in a case study from Norway and provides an overview of similarly effective policy support currently available in the UK. Our breakout sessions will generate discussion around new approaches to growth and highlight policy gaps that may currently be hindering business collaboration. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to hear from the University of Exeter’s Impact, Innovation and Business (IIB) team, which bridges the gap between enterprises and university researchers to facilitate product and service development.

The aims of the workshop are to: 1) introduce new ideas; 2) signpost the support and opportunities that are currently available for collaboration and innovation; and, 3) hear from SMEs about how you could be better supported by collaborations and innovations in Cornwall.


Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall’s environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.

Directions and travel

Trebah Gardens are located at postcode TR11 5JZ. If you’re driving, please use the venue’s main car park. Check this page to find out how the venue can be accessed using public transportation options.

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Trebah Gardens (Trebah House – Ground Floor)
Trebah Garden Trust, Mawnan Smith, TR11 5JZ
Mawnan Smith, TR11 5JZ GB
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