New Anglia LEP Innovation Board

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Norfolk and Suffolk have strong science, research and innovation assets, with one of the highest concentrations of knowledge-intensive activity in the country. Around 8000 people work across science, innovation and research centres covering specialisms from UX design, AI and advanced engineering to clean energy, marine and microbiome research.

The New Anglia Innovation Board brings together Norfolk and Suffolk’s key innovation hubs and universities to provide a focus for thought leadership in innovation, providing strategic direction and championing and challenging interventions to deliver greater levels of innovation.

The Innovation Board has four ambitions for growth:

i. Norfolk and Suffolk are recognised as a centre for pioneering ideas, meeting the challenges we face globally
ii. Science and innovation are net contributors to the Norfolk and Suffolk economy
iii. A highly skilled workforce equipped with the skills necessary to access the techniques and business practices needed for innovation
iv. Existing assets continue to strengthen and develop into a pan-regional innovation ecosystem

You can read the New Anglia LEP Innovation Board’s Terms of Reference here.

New Anglia LEP Innovation Board Members (as of July 2020):

Chair – Johnathan Reynolds – Opergy Group & New Anglia LEP Board Member 

Mark Ash – Executive Director, Growth, Highways & Infrastructure, Suffolk County Council 

David Carlin – Science Director, CEFAS

Mohammed Dastbaz – Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Suffolk

Fiona Lettice – Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of East Anglia

Helen Lewis – Director of Research and Enterprise Division, University of East Anglia

Vince Muspratt – Assistant Director, Growth & Development, Norfolk County Council
David Parfrey – Executive Chair of Anglia Innovation Partnership 
Ian Pease – Orbis Energy
Lisa Perkins Managing Director – Research and Innovation, BT
Sarah Steed – Director of Innovation & Engagement, Norwich University of the Arts

David Taitt – Chairman, Hethel Innovation

Howard Partridge – Regional Manager, Innovate UK

Future meetings:


8 December 2020 Minutes 

9 September 2020 – Minutes 

12 May 2020 – Minutes

5 February 2020 – Full papers

3 December 2019 – Minutes

24 September 2019 – Full papers and Minutes

22 May 2019 – Agenda and Minutes 

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