Digital Upscaler Awareness event

Host: East Midlands Chamber of Commerce (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire)

Location: Online

Cost: FREE


Thursday, 30th June 2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am

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The Digital Upscaler is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire). It aims to support ambitious high growth businesses across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire by providing them with the knowledge, investment and capacity to scale-up through embracing new technologies.

Do you have;
A Digital Advantage - Are you already using digital technologies to drive growth or are open to exploring how they can benefit your business?

A Strong Vision - Are your people involved in and can they understand how they contribute towards the success and future of the business by embracing digital technology? Can they see personal development potential through strategic change?

A Solid Team - Does your management team share a desire for growth? Do they embrace challenges and empower teams to provide solutions and innovation? Are they aware of their team's capabilities and seek external support where needed?

A Documented Approach to Process - Can your business demonstrate consistent delivery of product and project? Do you maintain clear and accessible, value-driven processes? Investment in growth Does your business have the reserves and appetite to invest in growth. Do you invest in both technology and people? Do you make the most of research and development opportunities?  

If you have any of the above and want support and advice on how to move your growth plans forward, then this event is for you! 

This awareness event will also include a taster session on AR, VR, MR and XR technologies from guest speaker Keith Cox from Bloc Digital. Keith will provide a short overview of immersive technologies and how they are being used in today's business world.

Who should attend this awareness event?

SMEs that have experienced barriers to growth through lack of expertise in new technologies, staff resources or finance, or if you are a business already embracing digital technologies and want to take the next step to scale-up

This event is open to eligible SMEs located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

What will we cover?

  • Overview of Digital Upscaler
  • Eligibility
  • Adviser-led support available
  • Grant opportunity
  • How to enrol
  • Overview of AR, VR, MR and XR technologies

Who’ll be presenting this event?

This awareness session is delivered by the Chamber's Digital Upscaler Technology Adviser, Jason Roper.  The taster on VR will be presented by Keith Cox from Bloc Digital. 

Jason Roper
Digital Technology Adviser
Jason has had a long, successful career in people-centric digital business transformation and is a highly respected Agile, Lean and Scrum business process and digital systems expert. During his time working in the sector, he has successfully driven CRM, ERP, SaaS, cloud, full-stack, and innovation-centric R&D implementation projects. He’s also a certified web, eCommerce, social media expert, and all of this combined means he brings a wealth of knowledge to Digital Upscaler team.

Keith Cox
Director at Bloc Digital
Keith Cox is a Co-Founder and Director at Bloc Digital – a digitally-driven marketing, visualisation and immersive tech company. Establishing Bloc in 2000, both Keith and his Co-Founder, Chris Hotham, set out to change the ‘digital visualisation and immersive tech’ game! 20+ years later they continue to drive the democratisation of technologies for wider industry use. Producing digital development and data solutions, marketing assets, architectural visualisations, animations and interactive multi-media experiences throughout the midlands and beyond – they cover a whole host of sectors. From Broadcast, and the Built Environment to Engineering, Oils and Lubricants on a national and international scale, their aim is to inform and engage audiences through the power of digital technology.



Here’s how simple it is to book your place

This event will be delivered online. To register for a place please complete the booking form. 

To attend this awareness session, your organisation must be located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. If not already, you may be asked to complete an SME enrolment form prior to attending.

Once a place has been booked, a confirmation email with a joining link will be sent to you.

Any questions please speak to Events and Engagement Officer Kam Atker on 07971 403786, email:

This webinar is delivered by the East Midlands Chamber’s Digital Upscaler team and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Chamber.


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