EC CIP Public Consultation – Now Open

A public consultation on a possible successor to the European Competitiveness and
Innovation Programme (CIP)  will remain open until 4th February 2011.  This consultation
provides the opportunity to submit your views on the scope and objectives of any successor to the CIP programme.
There will also be a conference in Brussels on 25 January 2011 where you will have a further
opportunity to express your views.
The consultation can be found at:

India – Indian Automotive Sector – Materials & Design

India’s automotive manufacturing sector is buoyant. Indian vehicle manufactures and their suppliers are looking for potential UK suppliers and partners involved in materials such as plastics, light-weight alloys and aluminium plus associated bonding technology for automotive applications and automotive light-weighting design.

UKTI is offering an exceptional opportunity for UK companies to meet key senior executives, with a specific interest in materials and light-weighting design from high profile Indian vehicle manufacturers and their supply chain, includingTata Motors, Bajaj Auto and Force Motors, in London (6 December) and Rotherham (9 December)  at individual Introductory Business to Business meetings.

More information at

Government White paper on trade and investment

The Government is preparing a major White Paper on trade and investment and seeks industry (and individual) input to 34 specific questions (at Answers and further comments may be submitted to or by post to: Trade White Paper Call for Evidence, ITID, 3rd Floor Victoria 2, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1.

Responses should be received by 3 December 2010