Programmes supported by the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor
25th November 2020
Our programmes help the thousands of brilliant businesses, educational institutions and research organisations that make the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor a great place to live and work.
We welcome the input of ambitious organisations propelled by a sense of purpose and a desire to be at the forefront of the tech-driven economy of the future.
Your firm is welcome to get involved in some of the projects detailed below. Got an idea for a programme that the Tech Corridor should be providing for businesses? Get in touch!
Funding Fit is a programme of events organised by the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor and New Anglia LEP to help businesses connect, collaborate and apply for grant funding.
Each event brings together a carefully selected network of regional innovators and high growth business to find out more about a current UK funding call.
During the one-hour session participants will get:
- A jargon-free overview of the funding call
- A ‘been there, done it’ view from a local business who has successfully applied to a similar funding call
- An interactive session where businesses can put forward and share ideas about projects that fit the call and where there are opportunities for other businesses and organisations to come in as collaboration partners
- Access to support post-session to put together a bid.To learn more about Funding Fit and to hear about the next scheduled event: email email@example.com
This new programme is helping ensure a bright future for Norfolk and Suffolk’s burgeoning engineering and manufacturing clusters.
Engineering Success is being launched by the New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) group and the Tech Corridor following the award of the grant from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s Innovative Projects Fund, which provides support for initiatives that aid economic growth in the region.
The programme will map and accelerate the development of the engineering and manufacturing cluster across Norfolk and Suffolk. Part of this work will involve setting up an online talent-sharing platform, which will enable employees at companies where work patterns are seasonal to move to another business during quieter periods, thus ensuring all-year-round employment for staff and broadening the talent pool available to firms.
East of England Investment Catalyst
The East of England Investment Catalyst was launched in 2019 to help the region’s hottest tech companies secure investment and make new connections.
Participants in the first cohort, selected from a long list of entries, received coaching and advice to hone their business propositions, before presenting them to a panel of expert judges. Five finalists were then selected to pitch at the grand final, held at Barclays Rise London venue. You can read more about the 2019 final here.
The Investment Catalyst is run by the Tech Corridor in association with a group of partner organisations. It will be returning in 2020, with a slightly altered format to take into account the Covid-19 pandemic and the changing business landscape. If you would like to be kept in the loop about the programme, get in touch with Linn Clabburn.
Join our ambassador network
We are inviting businesses and thought leaders in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor to become ambassadors of our pioneering initiative.
The role of our ambassadors is to help promote our collective strengths and guiding mission in the Tech Corridor and beyond, as well as helping to embed some of the initiatives on our delivery roadmap. Becoming an ambassador will in turn enable companies to use the growth of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor to put their own businesses in a positive, holistic spotlight and connect with a like-minded, motivated ecosystem of local firms.