Welcome to Connected Innovation

Joining the dots across the East of England’s innovation ecosystem

The world is facing significant economic and environmental challenges and no one sector has the answers. Complex problems cannot be tackled without collaboration and shared perspectives. To achieve meaningful, solution-focused innovation, the academic, public, and private sectors must come together and share ideas, talent, and technologies.

Connected Innovation is making this happen. The programme links 26 innovation hubs, universities, research institutes, and business clusters across Norfolk and Suffolk. We connect the dots to drive innovation in the East, building relationships between our world-leading research and business base, and unlocking support and investment opportunities for all businesses driving innovation in the region.

Join Our Network

Want to be part of the UK’s largest regional network of innovation centres and hubs, research institutes and universities? Here’s how you can benefit from joining our community.

Global Problems, Local Solutions

Our clusters are working across sectors to transform innovative ideas into action. Learn more about our cross-sector collaborations and find your place.

Funding and Support

We’re simplifying the support and innovation landscape for regional businesses. Use our portal to explore the latest funding, investment, and training opportunities.

Pioneers in Clean Growth

East Anglia is the UK’s clean growth region and has been critical to the nation’s energy security and supply for 50 years. Find out how our clusters are leading the charge towards Net Zero, with innovative projects in Agri-tech, offshore energy, and marine science.

Latest News

Connected Innovation sponsors Anglia Capital Group’s Halo Investment Readiness Programme

The Connected Innovation Programme has provided sponsorship funding to support a second cohort of the Anglia Capital Group Halo Investment Readiness Programme, following a successful first cohort in 2023. There are five companies on the second cohort, which officially kicks off at Norwich Research...

NAAME’s Annual Conference takes place on 2nd July

The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (NAAME) Cluster is holding its Annual Conference for the East of England at West Suffolk College on 2nd July. The theme of the day will be Digitalisation in Manufacturing, with sessions focusing on business support available, emerging...

£800,000 Freeport East Growth Funds Now Open

Two new funds, with a combined value of up to £800,000 in support, are now open for applications, courtesy of Freeport East. These funds are designed to offer vital support to small and growing businesses and play a pivotal role in fostering opportunities for...

Ready to make your mark?

Are you a business, business/innovation hub, or investor interesting in getting involved in Connected Innovation? We want to hear from you!