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Innovation 50

Welcome to the Innovation 50 website that has been developed by Anglia Ruskin University and Essex County Council. Here you can find out more about this important initiative, ways in which you can be involved and register your interest in becoming an Innovation 50 company.

Welcome to Innovation 50

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Innovation 50 is an exciting three-year project launched by Essex County Council (ECC) and Anglia Ruskin University. The aim of the project is to identify the most successful and growing SMEs across the county to find out more about their success and growth.

From this, we can look at the factors that promote success and also where additional support from an outside source could help businesses grow even more or faster. ECC has had an excellent record of providing support in terms of office space, professional business advice and guidance, training events, forging links with new customer bases at home and abroad and we are always seeking ways to help growth.

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Essex’s most innovative businesses are revealed

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Innovation 50 winning companies

and success stories

Innovation 50 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the brilliant businesses in our county, to learn how they have used innovation to achieve success and to use this knowledge to make our innovation support even better.
Emma Wakeling
Essex Innovation Programme Manager

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