Eastern Institute of Technology

What is the Eastern Institute of Technology?

The bid to establish an Eastern Institute of Technology (EIoT) is an ambitious project, led by a very close collaboration of education organisations and employers from across the East.

The proposal provides an innovative solution to ensure our businesses have the highly skilled technical workforce they need for growth in the future.

It builds on the strengths of the East’s competitive clusters (energy, ICT and digital, advanced manufacturing, agri-tech and construction) and addresses the identified skills requirements for businesses in these sectors.

To find out more about the bid, read our supporters brochure by clicking the image below:

You can find out more about the project by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

Show your support

We're delighted to be one of just 16 projects through to the second round of the bid process. We are now working with partners on the bid, which will be submitted in late summer 2018.

We need your help to gather momentum behind the proposal and to secure an Institute of Technology for our region. This is the right time and the right place for an Eastern Institute of Technology, so please get behind our bid to ensure businesses have the highly skilled technical workforce they need for growth in the future.

To register your support and to sign up for updates about the project, email  suzannah.gales@wsc.ac.uk

“The need for skilled labour is increasing and staff are becoming more difficult to find. Technology will steer where we are heading in the future and as a company, we need to remain vigilant and ensure our staff have the skills required. We feel that the IoT will be able to provide the flow of talent required at the higher levels."

warren services SQ

“BT fully supports the EIoT as a mechanism for ensuring a sustainable supply of higher-skilled technical graduates able to support the innovative ICT and digital clusters and the wider engineering sector."