iExpo 2015 – IM Working In Association with New Anglia LEP

November 4, 2015

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Following the hugely successful iExpo 2014 (hosted by BT at Adastral Park, home of BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters and Innovation Martlesham) – New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership pulled off yet another great iExpo on Tuesday 20th October at Centrum, Norwich Research Park, attracting more than 50 businesses and support organisations, and hundreds of visitors.

New Anglia LEP helps to drive enterprise and business growth in Norfolk and Suffolk.  iExpo 2015 was created to bring together business leaders and entrepreneurs, academia and innovation agencies, professional business support organisations and students, to help create connections and forge collaboration.

Innovation Martlesham was delighted to work closely with New Anglia LEP and the regional innovation hubs – Norwich Research Park , Hethel Engineering Centre and Orbis Energy  – to help shape the event.

In addition to exhibiting at iExpo 2015, Nicky Daniels, Head of Innovation Martlesham, took part in a special opening panel session with representatives from the other regional innovation hubs Kenny Lang (Business Development Director, Norwich Research Park) Johnathan Reynolds, (Business Development, OrbisEnergy) and Simon Coward (Managing Director, Hethel Innovation).  Hosted by Alastair Rhind of the New Anglia LEP,  the special opening panel session explored ways in which the four innovation hubs help support businesses in the region to grow.

Mark Pendlington, Chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership said: “Innovation is the key to a vibrant, dynamic economy. Here, in Norfolk and Suffolk we have world-class knowledge and talent in sectors ranging from agri-tech to advanced engineering and ICT, creative and cultural industries to health and life sciences. iExpo is the place where our expertise are showcased and we can demonstrate what a truly exciting future we are helping to shape –  bringing benefits to people on a local, national and global scale.”

Also assisting New Anglia LEP, was IM Company Livepad41 a real-time audience engagement, data visualisation and analysis tool, who collected valuable information from visitors of iExpo 2015 about their thoughts of the event, helping provide insightful analysis into the feedback from all the visitors.

Proudly sponsoring iExpo 2015, working alongside their partners on the Norwich Research Park, Vice Chancellor of University of East Anglia (UEA), Professor David Richardson said: “As a university in the top 1% of worldwide institutions, innovation is at the heart of UEA’s research and teaching, and collaboration with our partners both nationally and globally continues to strengthen our reputation for excellence in innovation and enterprise”.

Stefanie Thorne, Head of Research and Enterprise Services at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) who were also a sponsor, said: ”Universities act as drivers of regional and national innovation and growth and are playing a key and active role in the emergent innovation ecosystem within New Anglia”.

Click here to visit the New Anglia LEP website and read more about iExpo 2015



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