Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:44:14 GMT
From: "Steve TR" <Stevetr( Sign.

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Smile <> wrote in article
| Introducing The SMILE Project.
| 'Small to Medium Size Enterprise Internet Learning Experience'. We are a
| consortium dedicated to assisting UK Eastern region automotive and
| industries.
| If you are interested in joining the SMILE project contact me through the
| mail address at the bottom of this posting
| What the project aims to do
| 1. Assist small and medium enterprises in the automotive and aerospace
| industries to readily adopt Internet technologies appropriate to their
| 2. Generate discussion about good practice between compatible companies,
| thereby releasing the potential of the knowledge and expertise that has
| developed within British industry.
| Benefits for participants
| Participants will improve their competitive advantage by:
| 1. Learning to use the Internet to find valuable information and
| communicate with others, and developing their online profile.
| 2. Rapidly improving their competitive edge by adapting current good
| practice to their own business.
| 3. Gaining a stronger business network
| How is this done?
| 1. Companies not yet online will be connected to the internet and where
| appropriate be assisted to get the most out of their computer.
| 2. Web pages will be tailored to provide immediate access to online
| engineering journals, databases and resources.
| 3. Staff of SMEs will participate in online discussions about industry
| relevant issues, and generate a network to allow quick problem solving.
| This is an unprecedented opportunity to participate in the design of an
| online system to meet the specific needs of your industry.
| Participating companies will help us to improve the health of the whole
| their industry!
| Our History
| The UK Eastern region has a rich bed of expertise. The SMILE consortium
| drawn together by Professor Derek Sheldon from the Anglia Polytechnic
| University's Enterprise and Innovation office, to respond to the joint
| European Social Fund and the Adapt Fund. It is a pilot study aimed to
| stimulate SME innovation with new technologies and learning.
| Our Sponsors
| The SMILE project consortium consists of:
| Anglia Polytechnic University, Ultralab, Ford, Marshall Aerospace , Essex
| TEC and Business Link Cambridgeshire
| The project is supported by funding from The European Social Fund / ADAPT
| round 3.
| Contact Us
| The SMILE project is based at the Enterprise and Innovation Office at the
| Rivermead Campus of Anglia Polytechnic University. For enquiries, please
| contact us via email: 

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