East of England

The East of England is the UK’s leading innovation region and includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

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Research and Development in the East of England

The level of Business Enterprise Research and Development is higher in the East of England than in any other region; at around £3.5 billion it is more than twice the UK average. It is also home to many multinational corporations, giving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) access to technology partnering opportunities and hence to larger markets than would normally be possible.

Growth sectors in the region are information technology, life sciences, film and media, and advanced engineering and manufacturing.


Powered by Exemplas and St John's Innovation Centre

Exemplas is a leading business support, skills and employment solutions provider. For over 20 years it has provided more than 100,000 private and public sector organisations with comprehensive services that secure exceptional results. As part of the award-winning University of Hertfordshire Group, Exemplas blends state-of-the-art learning resources with the expert skills of its specialist consultants, facilitators, business advisers and coaches.

St John's Innovation Centre is a long-established and internationally renowned innovation centre providing early stage knowledge-based companies with tailored business services and flexible accommodation. The centre was the first of its kind in Europe and has become widely known for its success as a business incubator offering experience, contacts, resources and a presence in the community. It is located at the heart of the Greater Cambridge technology cluster, in which it plays a pivotal role.