Innovation & Enterprise

Innovation, Creativity     & Enterprise

Innovation Networks

Innovative networks are critical to business growth, drawing together SMEs, large corporate businesses and the public and third sectors, and even more importantly stretching out internationally to find new markets and investors. Universities not only generate innovation but play a key role in driving the innovation system.

We established the ICE Network (Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise) as a central knowledge hub, linking other innovative networks to provide a platform for ideas and innovation to be shared, innovation that has the potential to deliver significant economic and social benefits.

Discover how academic innovation can help your organisation by being part of our ICE network, sharing innovative and creative ideas to grow your business. To register your interest or to find out more contact Kent Innovation & Enterprise.

ICE Network

ICE network

The ICE network opens up opportunities to share innovative and creative ideas, provoke discussion and debate on innovative solutions to business problems and growth.

To register your interest or to find out more, please contact us.

Kent Environmental Innovation Network (E-iNet) Project

Kent SME network

The University is one of three University partners in the Environmental iNet project (E-iNet) consortium launched in February 2014 and managed by WSX Enterprise Ltd.

The aim of the E- iNet project is to foster market-led links between University academics and Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in or wishing to move into low carbon and environmental goods and services (LCEGS) markets. The environmental knowledge, expertise and know-how of the University will be sought to assist and support the development and growth of low carbon SMEs.

To register your interest or to find out more, please visit the Environment-iNet webpage.

Open Innovation Network

Open Innovation Network

The Open Innovation Network is a regional network bringing people together to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of open innovation.

To register your interest or to find out more, please contact us.


SME Special Interest Group (SIG)

Kent SME network

The SME Special Interest Group (SIG) has been established to bring together the diverse range of expertise from the University with the small and medium-sized businesse (SME) community.

SIG provides an opportunity for SMEs to express an interest in a specific area appropriate to their sector or business need, whether this is science, technology, organisational performance, business start-up or leadership and management.

To register your interest or to find out more, please contact us.

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Last Updated: 26/02/2014