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Innovation Networks and Support

There are many businesses across Charnwood involved in the development and use of innovation. Leading edge technologies are deployed in the newest smallest businesses through to large employers with a strong international reputation.

Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and engineering are good examples of where this is prevalent but Charnwood is home to innovation across many sectors and this is often linked to the existence of both the research and expertise emanating from Loughborough University  and innovation networks.

The University excels in driving and supporting innovation in the commercial world. Through research, supply of graduates to the workforce and transfer of knowledge many enterprises in Charnwood are thriving as a result of collaboration with the University. The University has been the catalyst for a number of innovative business start-ups and maintains strong links with a number of well established companies. The Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) provides an excellent location for businesses to forge links with the University and take advantage of part of an Enterprise Zone and a cluster of innovation. 

A prominent networking and support organisation, with its origins in Loughborough in 1996, is LATi Ltd. This organisation for networking, technologists and engineers reaches across the East Midlands. LATi’s aim is to promote high tech, scientific and engineering businesses, to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and to boost the local economy. Its membership includes companies from across Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and even further afield. 

Further information about LATi membership and events can be found on the LATi Ltd website.  

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Further information about other business networks will be added to this page soon.

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Innovation Week event announced

Fri 8th February

A business get-together titled How to Build Innovation in Your Business will take place in Loughborough on March 7th.

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Expanding firm chooses Loughborough as its centre of operations

Tue 5th February

Growing business We Love Surveys has decided to leave London in favour of the vibrant business environment in Loughborough.

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RT @lboroenterprise: A great opportunity to help in shaping the new 'Leadership for Growth' programme for SMEs in Leicestershire. With the chance for improving development. 8th March 10-11.30am - register now using the link provided! @llep @InnovationMids @midsengine @lati @InCharnwood twitter.com/dmuenterprise/…

RT @LLEPnews: #Leicestershire is one of the few regions in the #UK to boast two #EnterpriseZones. Enterprise Zones provide significant advantages the help grow #Business and focus #Investment. Read more: llep.org.uk/enterprise-zon…

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Come and visit our stand B36 at the @LoveBusinessBuz Expo 2019 on February 27th in the conference centre @Holywell_Park #Loughborough Find out more about the borough's 2 Enterprise Zone sites or how we can support you if you're thinking of setting up in business, plus more......

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We are ready @LoveBusinessBuz ! Looking forward to this year's event here in #Loughborough. A good opportunity to network and we will be on Stand B36 talking about why Charnwood is a good place for business and how @CharnwoodBC and its partners can support business growth. twitter.com/LoveBusinessBu…

RT @LATILtd: This March, for the first time, @LATILtd and @InCharnwood will be co-hosting an event as part of @LLEPBizGateway Innovation Week 2019 Hear Miles Latham of @Affixxius talk about creativity, attitude and the 1% difference .. Book today : bit.ly/LATi7Mar19

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There are events taking place in #Loughborough as part of #InnovationWeek2019 including this one on Thursday March 7th at 5.30pm bit.ly/2ROWmIm