Young entrepreneurs wanted

A UNIQUE opportunity for young entrepreneurs from Skegness to develop their business skills has been made possible thanks to a European partnership.

Six people aged 18 to 25 with an interest in environmental matters and renewable energy have been invited to take part in a an exciting new project in Norway.

The GreenInvenT scheme aims to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable technologies and to stimulate participants’ entrepreneurial skills to help develop their own ideas.

Skegness town centre manager Stefan Krause said: “This is a unique and exciting opportunity for Skegness and we want to hear from entrepreneurs in the resort who have an ambition to develop ideas.

“We need to ensure Skegness is a thriving resort well into the future and plans like this will help achieve that aim.”

“Young people are our future and we need them to be properly equipped with the business skills to create jobs and develop business ideas.”

The project has arisen through a ‘transnational network’ partnership which has successfully secured EU funding worth an estimated £200,000.

The multinational partnership is hoped to provide other educational and cultural opportunities for young people from each country.

Participants will be encouraged to formulate an idea for an environmentally friendly product and given guidance in developing the idea through to a finished model.

Although the course is fully funded successful applicants will need to pay £230 travel costs - though the Town Centre Partnership are looking for ways to cover this.

l For more information call Stefan on 01507 329190 or email