Select Committee on Trade and Industry Thirteenth Report


Visit to South West region

29-30 January 2001

Monday 29 January

Presentation and tour at Innovation Centre, Exeter University

Tour of Exeter Advanced Technologies
Meetings at RDA offices, Exeter
Group One:  Meeting and tour at Marine Projects Plymouth Ltd

Group Two:  Meeting at JDS Uniphase
Meetings at Government Office South West, Plymouth
Discussions with regional staff and business people.

Tuesday 30 January

Tour and presentation at Tamar Science Park
Meeting with Business Link and Prosper (Devon and Cornwall TEC)
Group One:  Meeting at Pall Europe Ltd, Newquay
Group Two:  Meeting at ABB Offshore Systems Ltd, Falmouth
Group One:  Meetings with local SMEs and business representatives in Newquay

Visit to North East region

27-28 February 2001

Tuesday 27 February

Meeting with GO-NE, Newcastle
Meeting with representatives of the five North East universities
Meeting with IDS Ltd
Discussions with local business people and regional staff

Wednesday 28 February

Meeting with One NorthEast
Meeting at Express Engineering

Visit to East Midlands region

5 March 2001

Meeting at East Midlands RDA
Meeting at Government Office East Midlands
Meeting at University of Nottingham with Director of the Institute for Enterprise and Innovation
Meeting at University of Nottingham with East Midlands SMART winners and TCS participants.
Greater Nottingham BusinessLink and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

Visit to Scotland

23-24 April 2001

Monday 23 April 2001

Meeting with Scottish Enterprise
Meeting with University of Glasgow

Tuesday 24 April 2001

Meeting with Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley
Meeting with Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee of Scottish Parliament
Meeting with Heriot-Watt University

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