R&D and Innovation Support

Technology Strategy Board (The UK's Innovation Agency)

The Technology Strategy Board aims to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.

By being a catalyst, highlighting opportunities and connecting partners and networks, the TSB helps businesses of every size to transform great ideas into the growth products and services of tomorrow.


www.innovateuk.org or 01793 442700

Essex Innovation Support

The Essex Innovation Programme (EIP) is working to create the best possible environment within Essex that allows both new and existing businesses to exploit to the full potential of their new ideas and creativity.

The EIP currently offers:

  • New Ideas Programme
  • Developing Innovative Businesses Programme
  • PRISMS (Manufacturing programme)
  • Accessing R&D Funding
  • Accessing New Markets


www.investessex.co.uk/services/business-development-support/ or 01245 430470


Essex R&D Network

The Network brings together key companies, including Ford, BAE Systems and Selex who are involved in research and development in the region. Quarterly meetings provide information on opportunities and networking.


www.essexbusinesssupport.com/essex-rd-network/ or 01245 430470


Harlow Enterprise Hub (NWES)

Harlow Enterprise Hub offers business accommodation and expert business advice and support to knowledge based businesses with strong growth potential and aspirations.

It can also offer "touchdown" office space to businesses moving into Harlow in the first instance and the Centre has a business adviser on-site for one to one business advice.


www.nwes.org.uk or 01279 311400


Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University offers business support and expertise helping at least 2,000 organisations each year. Providing knowledge transfer including the process of turning technology, know-how, expertise and skills into innovative, commercial products and services.


www.business.anglia.ac.uk or 01223 363271