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Freeport East Innovation Cluster

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Collaboration event with Ambitious Essex, including business networking lunch with Innovate UK Business Growth!

Freeport East Innovation Cluster Networking

Join Ambitious Essex (Essex County Council’s Business Growth and Sector Development Team) and Freeport East at this exciting event for Essex innovators.

This is a must-attend event for businesses of all sizes in the clean energy, digitech, life sciences and agri/foodtech sectors.

Join us to learn more about:

  • Freeport East’s role and structure, including their plans to develop and support innovation
  • A range of innovation and business support programmes from Essex County Council, including the new Ambitious Essex Innovation Accelerator for pre-startups
  • The University of Essex’s work and opportunities at the Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway
  • Support and advice available via Innovate UK Business Growth

There will be plenty of time for networking with other innovative companies. You’ll also have the chance to meet potential suppliers, customers and/or future business partners.



11:30 – 12:00: Arrivals, refreshments & optional tour of Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway

12:00 – 12:30: Opportunities at Freeport East

12:30 – 13:00: Ambitious Essex Innovation Accelerator

13:00 – 13:10: Opportunities at the Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway

13:10 – 13:30: Innovate UK: Helping innovative businesses to grow. Hear from Alison Mitchell, Innovation & Growth Specialist, Innovate UK Business Growth

13:30 – 14:00: Networking lunch (buffet provided)


Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway
Boundary Road, Colchester CO4 3ZQ United Kingdom + Google Map

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