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Graduate Encourages Researchers To Start-Up

Graduate Encourages Researchers To Start-Up

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UEA graduate has joined the team at Norwich Research Partners LLP to introduce a new Innovation programme.

Innovation facilitator, Aaron Hunter, a Biological Sciences honours student from Taverham in Norwich will be promoting the European Regional Development Programme (ERDF) funded initiative – Innovation New Anglia (INA) across Norwich Research Park which is designed specifically to support innovation and collaboration. 

Having previously worked as an intern at UEA, NESTA, and as a policy and research officer at the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), Aaron (25) is no stranger to the lab or office environment and is a keen advocate of innovation.

Aaron said: “Norwich Research Park is home to over 50 exciting businesses and there are so many more researchers at the start of their own entrepreneurial journeys.  The INA Innovate Research workshops are ideal for the Park as they have been specifically designed to help bring ideas to market and encourage those people who may not have thought about starting their own businesses to do so.”

Aaron who has been involved with the programme since its inception in October 2015, will split his time between Hethel Engineering Centre and Norwich Research Park. 

Will Taitt, business development manager said: “Aaron has been working hard with the rest of the INA team to develop this programme and we are delighted to work with Norwich Research Park, Adastral Park in Suffolk and other innovation hubs across the region to help bring even more innovative ideas to life.”

Dr Kenny Lang, business development director at Norwich Research Park added: “Aaron understands first-hand the obstacles to taking ideas from the lab to market and we are really pleased to welcome him to the team.”

The next INA Innovate Research workshop takes place at Centrum, Norwich Research Park on Thursday 14th July 2016.  To find out more or reserve a place contact Aaron on 01953 859136 or email aaron.hunter@norwichresearchpark.com or visit the Norwich Research Park website

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