Essex now has a collaborative home for likeminded entrepreneurs, start-ups and students to engage. The Innovation centre, Knowledge gateway based at the University of Essex has just opened its doors.
Focused on supporting the growth of technology sectors within the eastern region. The Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway is here to guide new and growing technology businesses to become successful. Offering business support, flexible workspace solutions, networking and masterclasses in business and technology, Essex now has a home for budding entrepreneurs, start-up companies and aspiring individuals.
Supporting businesses to utilise the cutting-edge technology research and resources available at the University of Essex whilst supporting their growth with their in-house Innovation Director this is certainly a welcome addition to the already developing tech scene in the region.
By supporting start-ups and growing tech businesses, the Innovation Centre is helping the university to drive economic growth in the East of England and establish this area as a globally-recognized center for technology. The thriving hub of the Knowledge Gateway, combined with the excellent facilities on the university campus, make it an essential place for entrepreneurs and business owners to base themselves and develop new ideas.
A collaborative partnership between University of Essex and Oxford Innovation (the UK’s leading Innovation Centre operator). Their joint aim is to make high-tech and creative start-up and scale-up businesses into sustainable and commercial successes, which has a continuous positive impact on the local economy.
They do this by offering flexible workspace solutions with flexible agreements. With as little as one month’s notice our centre gives you freedom to get the right balance for your business, making it hassle free with limited risk. And the best bit? You'll be in amongst our community of like-minded individuals, with a full calendar of events, workshops and networking opportunities to get involved in.
As a high-growth business itself, the Oxford Innovation team understands the challenges innovators, start-ups, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses are facing. They know what works and how best to support your business. They can also connect you to over 1,000 businesses as part of their network, locally and nationally, and provide you with flexible access to facilities in any of their locations.
Dan smart, Centre director commented
“As a local resident to Colchester all my life its clear that the support network for developing entrepreneurs and start-ups in our region needed a boost, there are some great initiatives already but additional support with a focused approach to Technology and the creation of a home for this was much needed. Oxford Innovation and the Universality of Essex have collaborated to offer this essential space to not only support budding ideas but grow the emerging technology sector in the eastern region. The Innovation centre will help to retain and attract business to Colchester and offer them a new and exciting place to work and collaborate”
With the University offering “studio X” in the innovation centre there is a place for individuals with ideas to share, discuss and engage with start-ups and entrepreneurs. Their accelerator program and exciting projects in app and game developments have set the building apart from the typical workspace solution, all of which the residents of the building can gain access too.
Rounding off the already impressive list of capabilities they also have an onsite café, access to all the amenities on the university campus and an understanding based from experience of what early stage business need and appreciate. If you’re a tech Business in the area you’d be hard pushed to find a more focused, flexible, engaging space to do business.
For further info please visit www.innovationcentre-kg.co.uk