Our Partners

Connected Innovation works with a range of partners to join the dots across East Anglia’s innovation ecosystem. Our partnerships span across industries and sectors. Through these collaborations, we provide businesses, researchers, and investors with a single point of access to the region’s opportunities and resources.

Cluster Partners


The New Anglia LEP recognised cluster for advanced manufacturing & engineering businesses in Norfolk & Suffolk.

Space East

The UK’s newest space cluster championing exciting new opportunities in space technology.

Creative East

An investment readiness and business support programme for creative industries based in East Anglia.

East Wind

The East of England’s offshore wind cluster advocates for the region’s capabilities and raises awareness of opportunities in the sector.

Hydrogen East

Hydrogen East leads the development of the East of England Hydrogen Cluster. It is dedicated to stimulating and accelerating the hydrogen economy.


Agri-TechE is bringing together farmers and growers with scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and more to create a global innovation hub in agri-tech.

Food Innovation Cluster

This clusters connects food and drink producers, suppliers, and researchers across Norfolk and Suffolk to promote knowledge exchange and innovation. It is part of the Hethel Innovation project and includes the Broadland Food Innovation Centre.

Tech East

Tech East is a community of startups, scale ups, late-stage tech businesses, and public sector organisations. This cluster is shining the light on the East’s dynamic digital tech ecosystem.


The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is a not-for-profit trade body representing the energy sector and its supply chain in the East of England.

Support Partners

New Anglia Growth Hub

Delivered by New Anglia LEP, New Anglia Growth Hub is a free and impartial support service that helps businesses access grants, finance, training, and other specialist advice.


MENTA provides business advice, training, and events to entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. They invest in research and support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies, and regions.

Innovate UK EDGE

EDGE is the UK innovation agency’s resource for innovative businesses looking to scale. It is open to small and mid-sized innovation-driven companies in all sectors.

Innovate UK KTN

Innovate UK’s KTN connects ideas and people to drive positive change through innovation. It spans business, government, funders, research, and the third sector.

Catapult Network

The Catapult Network is a network of world-leading technology and innovation centres established by Innovate UK. It helps businesses to transform great ideas into valuable products and services.

Norfolk Developers

Norfolk Developers is a network for software developers based in Norfolk. They host workshops and events inviting local, national, and international speakers.

Ipswich and Suffolk Tech Network

The ISTN support the tech and digital sectors in Ipswich and Suffolk. They work with education institutions to enhance understandings of the sectors and address the skills gap.

Net Zero East

Net Zero East are facilitating and accelerating the region’s transition to Net Zero, collaborating with public and private sectors and engaging in cross-sector projects.

Seaweed in East Anglia

Seaweed in East Anglia aims to build collaborations that support the sustainable development of the seaweed industry in East Anglia.

Sizewell C Supply Chain

The Sizewell C Supply Chain Engagement team are here to support and guide local businesses, helping them to be ready for Sizewell C and to play their role in delivering the UK’s secure, low carbon, energy future.

Tech Educators

Tech Educators mission is to cultivate the tech talent of tomorrow by making high-quality, software development education accessible to everyone, at any level or personal circumstance.


FIPS – the Financial, Insurance and Professional Services Group – was formed after research conducted by the New Anglia LEP showed the need to align the work of Financial and Professional firms, Local Government and Further Educational establishments like the University of Suffolk.

fig Norwich

fig aims to develop a thriving cluster in Norwich that is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for insurance, financial and professional services. In doing so, fig creates value for people, firms and local communities.

Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is a partnership that brings together business and political leaders with a shared ambition to make the Tech Corridor region a top-tier destination for technology businesses, talent and investors from around the world.

Game Anglia

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of game development with Game Anglia! As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, they’re dedicated to helping young people and independent game developers in the East of England gain the skills, experience, and connections needed to succeed in the UK and international game development industry.

Barclays Eagle Labs

Barclays Eagle Labs
mission is to connect the UK’s
entrepreneurial ecosystem
through a network of
business incubators, growth
programmes, access to
experts and business support.

Norfolk and Suffolk Unlimited

Unlimited space, talent and opportunities. What more could you want for your business? Norfolk & Suffolk has a great talent pool, a wealth of high-tech assets and excellent connections to the rest of the UK and beyond. And a great team ready to throw open our doors and support your business.

Ready to make your mark?

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