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01206 405 500
Office hours 9am – 5pm

Innovation Centre
Knowledge Gateway, Boundary Road
Colchester, CO4 3ZQ

Ambitious Young People in Business

Patch, Chelmsford Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Join Essex County Council's Ambitious Essex team at this free networking event created especially for young business professionals in Essex. Connect, explore possibilities, and discover opportunities with likeminded people over drinks and snacks. This event was an idea of Annie’s, a young professional who loves to network. Her networking experiences haven’t always been positive, and ... Read more

Free

University of Essex: Celebration of Innovation 2023

Wivenhoe House Hotel Park Road, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Join us for our Celebration of Innovation 2023. On Thursday 28 September we'll bring together industry leaders and academic partners to celebrate phenomenal collaborations and the impact they’ve had. Our annual awards return to acknowledge incredible achievements and share success stories from our research associates, business partners and academics, who have all contributed to innovation ... Read more

Free

Creative Partnerships: University of Essex

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

The University of Essex is an amazing resource for our creative sector - but do you really know how to get the best out of this relationship? Find out how to... Access specialist resources and facilities, including amazing VR labs, data analytics and legal advice Get students to help with your project - as researchers, ... Read more

Free

Pumpkin Carving

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

Big and little monsters are welcome to our pumpkin carving on Friday 27th October - 11am - 1pm Bring your own pumpkin. Dressing up is encouraged!

Free

Cyber Security Workshop: Protect your business from cybercriminals

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

Small doesn’t mean safe when we’re talking about cybercrime. In 2022, 32% of small businesses fell victim of cybercrime, but we’re here to help you avoid the same fate. Our workshop will look at the current threat of cyber-attacks against businesses in the UK and provide you with practical advice and real case studies, so ... Read more

Free

FROM IDEA TO BUSINESS: Developing innovative new products & services

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

If you have an idea you want to turn into a business or you're an existing business looking to expand your service offering, then join us at Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway on November 15th for this free interactive workshop. You will use Design Thinking techniques to develop your idea by understanding who your potential customers ... Read more

Free

Meet the Neighbours – November

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

Join us in Hale Meeting Room for our regular update on all things ICKG and most importantly to mingle with other ICKG businesses over pizza and drinks!

Free

Mixed Media Marketing: Promoting your business with video and audio content

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

Join us at the Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway for an expert workshop led by the University of Essex Media Centre. Learn how to promote your business and grow your audience using video, podcasting, and other media. In this workshop you will learn... Why it's essential to identify a clear target market How to use the ... Read more

Free

ICKG Christmas Party!

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

It's time to celebrate the festive season with the ICKG business community.

Free

ACCELERATE 2: How to Build a Business – Business Plans & Practical Tips

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

Join us at Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway to learn everything you need to know to get your business off the ground. This half-day workshop will cover: Building a robust business plan using the Business Model Canvas Setting up a registered business Legal & tax considerations Find out about local support programmes available to you This ... Read more

£25

ACCELERATE 3: Accessing & Managing Finance for Your Business

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

In the third part of the Accelerate series, we'll be exploring the world of finance. You'll learn about financing options from grants to investment, and which is the best fit for your business. You'll also gain practical skills for managing your finances. We'll be joined by John Stenhouse, lead for Angels@Essex, to explain the strange ... Read more

£25

ACCELERATE 4: Building your team and business culture

Innovation Centre, Knowledge Gateway Boundary Road, Colchester, United Kingdom

As you grow your business you need to ensure you have the best team to support you. This workshop will cover finding that team and developing a supportive business culture. This workshop will cover: Company Values & Value Proposition Figuring out the role(s) you need to move your business forward The importance of Diversity & ... Read more

£25

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