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Robert Rose

Museums Manager, BDMT

Oli Hilbourne

Founder and Director, Outfield Technologies

Dr. Jordi Asher

Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

Dr Sheng Qi

Reader in Pharmaceutics, University of East Anglia

Prof. Ian McLoughlin

Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology

Louise Wall

Senior Policy Advisor, UKRI

Prof. Theresa Gannon

Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Kent

Oliver Bourne

Co-founder of WYSPR

Eliot Wood

Co-founder of WYSPR

Phil Ward

Director of the Eastern Arc

Daniel Spencer

Strategic Director at Curveball Media

John Farley

Director, Sutherlands of Portsoy

Dr. Kirstie Cochrane

EIRA Director & Deputy Director of the Research and Enterprise Office, University of Essex

Dr Paul Bennett

Principal Scientist, R&D at Sekisui Diagnostics

Dr. David Beale

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kent

Prof. Mark Smales

Professor of Industrial Biotechnology, University of Kent

Daniel Jolles

EIRA Associate, University of Essex

David Attoe

IoT Development Director, Cloudfm Group

Jon Neal

CEO, Suffolk Mind

Prof. Tracy Lawson

Professor at the School of Life Sciences, University of Essex

Prof. Shane Weller

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation, University of Kent

Prof. Fiona Lettice

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) at the University of East Anglia

Prof. Christine Raines

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Essex

Sarah Birch

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Manager (Biotechnology)

Don Shaw-Case

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Manager (Artificial Intelligence)


EIRA Knowledge Exchange Manager (Digital Creative)

Ella Dines

Senior Innovation Marketing Officer, University of Essex

Josh Marshall

Business Development Manager, University of Essex

Beth Sowersby

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Digital Creative)

Robert Singh

Director of the Research and Enterprise Office, University of Essex

Janine Coomber

EIRA Programme Manager, University of Kent

Will Taitt

Business Innovation Manager, NUA

Adam Hicks

EIRA Marketing Assistant

Lisa Gibbs

EIRA Engagement and Communications Officer

Adam Blackwood

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Manager (Digital Creative)

Safiya Waley

Communications, Marketing and Events Officer

Kenny Lang

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Fellow (Biotechnology)

Paul Hibbard

Professor of Psychology, University of Essex

Oliver Lawer

Co-founder of Curveball Media

Maricia Klincke

EIRA Programme Manager

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University of Essex: Innovation & Enterprise

Empowering business to innovate through collaboration

University of Kent, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation (KEI)

Your gateway to the University of Kent's expertise, talent and facilities. Promoting Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise through Knowledge Exchange.

University of Kent

If you are a business, a charity, or a public sector organisation, our world-class expertise at the University of Kent can help you. 

University of East Anglia

UEA is a world-leading research institution. We work with businesses and policy-makers sharing knowledge, and working in collaboration to tackle economic, social and environmental challenges.

Writtle University College

Putting Science Into Practice

Harlow College

Harlow College provides training solutions, upskilling, apprenticeships, e-learning and personal and professional development opportunities. Whatever your business needs, Harlow College can provide the solution.

University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a business embracing organisation committed to working with you to help your business grow through innovation, enterprise and knowledge exchange.

Norwich University of the Arts

Get in touch to learn how creativity can unlock your potential.

ASPIRE (Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise)

Explore business start-up and entrepreneurial skills at University of Kent

UEA Student Enterprise

Support & services to help turn student and graduate ideas, passions and talents into business realities

Digital Personal Energy and wellbeing optimisation through learning, measurement, community and coachingWe help you optimise your enrgy, reduce your stress and increase your productivity. Our sbuscription service allows you to select the right level of support for you, from self-guided through to fully-supported. Our unique Energy Triangle Tool is there to guide you on your way, whatever journey you choose.

PES Technologies

The Future of Soil Health Intelligence


Agri-TechE is bringing together farmers and growers with scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to create a global innovation hub in agri-tech

Creative Quills

Creative Quills is a strategic marketing agency in Colchester, Essex. We support organisations across B2B and tech by delivering bespoke strategic campaigns. Our clients rely on us to refine and target their messaging to maximise results.

Outfield Technologies

Scalable crop monitoring for the fruit industry


Helping students to identify, understand, and articulate their transferable skills.

Sekisui Diagnostics (UK) Ltd

For more than 40 years, SEKISUI Diagnostics has been providing high-quality, cost-effective enzymes and biochemicals to diagnostics manufacturers and research labs around the world.

My DNA Health

myDNAhealth’s holistic approach finds links to genetic, nutrition and lifestyle factors and scientifically credible plans aimed at tackling preventable diseases like type 2 diabetes

Network Training Partnership Limited

We are the industry-leading, collaborative training and recruitment company providing professional training services across the automotive, logistics and emergency services industries.


Cortissa sells highly fashionable, quality accessories made of whole sheets of Portuguese cork to provide a more ethical and eco-friendly alternative to leather.

The Weave

Your Reginal Entrepreneurial Community


The recruitment platform for online career events.

Warner Textile Archives

The Warner Textile Archive is the largest publicly owned collection from a luxury textile manufacturer in the UK. The Archive is housed in the original Warner & Sons mill in Braintree that was refurbished in 2004 to hold the significant collection.