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Student Knowledge Exchange and Innovation

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Introduction: How EIRA have supported student knowledge exchange and innovation across the network.
A brief introduction to EIRA and the range of student interventions, knowledge exchange and innovation.
Janine Coomber
2021-06-22T10:00:00Z 2021-06-22T10:05:00Z Europe/London Introduction%3A+How+EIRA+have+supported+student+knowledge+exchange+and+innovation+across+the+network. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Innovation Weekender
A showcase of the Innovation Weekender initiative, views and impact, that ran for three years.
Adam Blackwood
2021-06-22T10:05:00Z 2021-06-22T10:20:00Z Europe/London Innovation+Weekender Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Microfinance - Seed Funding for Startups
An introduction to the EIRA Microfinance scheme and how it has supported entrepreneurial students and graduates
Don Shaw-Case Josh Clarke Rachel Lambert Oliver Bourne Eliot Wood
2021-06-22T10:20:00Z 2021-06-22T10:50:00Z Europe/London Microfinance+-+Seed+Funding+for+Startups Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Expo Time
Time to wander round the virtual exhibition area and discover some of the businesses EIRA has supported
2021-06-22T10:50:00Z 2021-06-22T11:00:00Z Europe/London Expo+Time Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Learn more about the innovative i-Teams programme, how it has enabled students to develop new skills through providing solutions to business challenges
Ryan McBryde Janine Coomber Tudor Price Jon McNamara Jenna Helleur
2021-06-22T11:00:00Z 2021-06-22T11:25:00Z Europe/London i-Teams Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Innovation Internships
Find out about the benefits of taking part in Innovation Internships
Matt Cook Peter Brady Peter Bickerton Alex Acaster Tom Broome
2021-06-22T11:25:00Z 2021-06-22T11:50:00Z Europe/London Innovation+Internships Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Remarks
Final remarks from Janine Coomber, and an invitation to join sessions and the expo area
Janine Coomber
2021-06-22T11:50:00Z 2021-06-22T12:00:00Z Europe/London Closing+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Expo Time
Spend some time in our exhibition area to discover a range of businesses we've supported and information from Universities across the network.
2021-06-22T12:00:00Z 2021-06-22T14:00:00Z Europe/London Expo+Time Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Student Knowledge Exchange for Businesses and Students
Find out more about internships and other student interventions from leads at our institutions.
Matt Cook Sophie Packer Christine Bellamy
2021-06-22T12:00:00Z 2021-06-22T13:00:00Z Europe/London Student+Knowledge+Exchange+for+Businesses+and+Students Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Entrepreneurship for students
Find out more about the current offers at our institutions to support student entrepreneurship.
Rebecca Smith Finbarr Carter
2021-06-22T12:00:00Z 2021-06-22T13:00:00Z Europe/London Entrepreneurship+for+students Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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General Knowledge Exchange for businesses
An opportunity to meet leads from across the networks and discover more about opportunities for knowledge exchange.
Janine Coomber Anya Visegorodceva
2021-06-22T12:00:00Z 2021-06-22T13:00:00Z Europe/London General+Knowledge+Exchange+for+businesses Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Ryan McBryde

Creative Director, Mercury Theatre

Tudor Price

Deputy CEO Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (Kent i-Teams Delivery Partner)

Anya Visegorodceva

Knowledge Exchange Officer at University of Essex

Finbarr Carter

Student Enterprise Officer at University of East Anglia

Rebecca Smith

External Engagement Manager Research & Innovation , Kent Business School

Christine Bellamy

Internships Officer at University of Essex

Sophie Packer

Business and Industry Relationship Officer at University of Kent

Tom Broome

Managing Director at Creative Quills (Essex Internships)

Alex Acaster

UK Operations and Business Development Manager at TMLEP (Kent Internships)

Peter Bickerton

Earlham Institute (UEA Internships))

Peter Brady

CEO of Orbital Global and VirtTuri. Co-founder AI Festival (Suffolk Internships)

Jenna Helleur

Purple Tomato Cosmetics Ltd (UEA i-Teams)

Jon McNamara

Grand Master Inventor and UK Universities (Kent i-Teams Business Challenge Sponsor)

Eliot Wood

Sales Director & Co-founder at WYSPR Limited (EIRA Essex Microfinance Award)

Oliver Bourne

Co-Founder & Director at WYSPR Limited (EIRA Essex Microfinance Award)

Rachel Lambert

Co-Founder of Doggy Paddle Norwich (EIRA UEA Microfinance Award)

Josh Clarke

Co-Founder of Occumi (EIRA Kent Microfinance Award)

Matt Cook

Employer Engagement Manager at University of Kent

Adam Blackwood

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Lead (Digital Creative), University of Kent

Don Shaw-Case

EIRA Knowledge Exchange Lead (AI), University of Kent

Janine Coomber

Knowledge Exchange Manager, University of Kent

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EIRA is a collaborative project between seven universities and colleges in the East of England. It drives economic growth in the region by providing businesses with access to academic expertise, facilities and funding opportunities. Funded by Research England, EIRA offers support across three themes: digital creative, artificial intelligence and biotechnology.

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