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Business Writers: Reading round-up 26 May 2024

1) Funding for digital tech innovation

Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils, working with Connected Innovation, have secured funding from Barclays Eagle Labs to support and scale digital technology innovation across the region. The funding will help strengthen the local networks, engage early stage start-ups, and create opportunities for founders from disadvantaged backgrounds. More details here: Funding to boost digital tech innovation.

2) Scientists on Norwich Research Park develop 3D printed eye lenses

Life enhancing MedTech developments coming from University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park. Dr Aram Saeed and his team are using 3D printing to produce intraocular devices. They have got to proof of concept and have secured a US patent. More details here: UEA Researchers Unveil Breakthrough Resin for 3D-Printing Intraocular Devices – CAKE (cakemagazine.org).

3) Networking: KLIC and connect in King’s Lynn – 19 June

Meet other business leaders in West Norfolk. Find out about opportunities on King’s Lynn Enterprise Park. Get advice on training grants, support for rural businesses and the Go Digital scheme for SMEs. Booking and details here: KLIC & Connect – New Anglia Growth Hub.

4) Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research – Norwich 5 June

Find out how Innovate UK’s pre-accelerator programme works with academics and entrepreneurs to support impact creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Get advice on how to apply for up to £35,000 to support market exploration. Network with researchers, knowledge and tech transfer professionals, and innovators from the Norwich Research Park. Details and booking here: ICURe Roadshow (Norwich) Tickets | Eventbrite.

5) Green freight corridor to link East Coast with Midlands

Freeport East and East Midlands Freeport announced new partnership to establish a green freight corridor along the A14. This will help decarbonise transport and enhance skills and employment initiatives along one of the UK’s most important transportation routes. Freeport East and East Midlands Freeport sign green freight corridor initiative – Freeport East.

6) Brandland Conference 27 June 2024 – programme announced

This looks like being a fascinating afternoon of conversations about art, branding, creativity and climate change. There will be networking opportunities too. For details and to book tickets, follow this link to Brandland.

7) Take part in Norwich Science Festival 2025

This amazing family science festival returns to The Forum, Norwich, 15-22 February. The organisers are now accepting applications from speakers, researchers, performers, scientists, artists, poets, musicians and even comedians! If you have an idea for a show, talk, immersive experience, or other special event that you feel would be a great fit, contact them now: Take part in Norwich Science Festival.


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