Nicky In Conversation With …. Neil Griffin, Innovation Director of the Innovation Centre

February 4, 2021




In this podcast Nicky chats with Neil Griffin, Innovation Director of the Innovation Centre, Colchester, Essex.

Nicky begins by asking Neil to explain what facilities are on offer at the Innovation centre and the sectors being focussed on. Neil goes on to expand on the work the centre does with Essex start-ups and in particular talks about the Studio X space for students that develops business ideas, for entrepreneurs to connect with the University and for Essex to showcase its research in the creative and digital sectors.

Nicky then asks Neil to talk about academic support and on-campus resources.

The podcast concludes with Neil explaining what it would mean to anyone interested in joining the Innovation Centre?


Personal Profile – Neil Griffin  

A Business strategist, Executive Coach and Business enabler with 20 years’ experience in a strategically driven commercial environment. Having been at Director level in large corporates, a Non-Executive Director plus a senior leader helping a variety of successful Start-up and Scale-up businesses. Neil has an MBA from the UEA as well as being Chartered in both Management and Consulting, specialising in Innovation, Leadership, Business strategy and Business development. His passion is helping innovative businesses to commercialise their ideas whilst helping them Scale up to the next level.

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