Sign up now to attend New Anglia LEP’s iExpo technology event at Adastral Park

Mark Pendlington, chairman of the New Anglia LEP.

Mark Pendlington, chairman of the New Anglia LEP. - Credit: Archant

Technology pioneers from Suffolk and Norfolk will be showcasing their products next week at an innovation exhibition spearheaded by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The iExpo event is being supported by communications giant BT and will be held at its Adastral Park research site at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich, on Thursday, November 20, with more than 45 exhibitors, ranging from start-ups to established global businesses, expected to take part

Mark Pendlington, chairman of New Anglia LEP, said: “Inspiring pioneers from Norfolk and Suffolk are leading the way with cutting-edge technology, research and designs. iExpo is a chance to be inspired by their ideas and view their amazing products first-hand.

“It will also be a fascinating opportunity to discover some of the emerging technologies which BT is famous for, and visitors can also learn about Innovation Martlesham, an established cluster of high-tech ICT companies located at Adastral Park. For those inspired by innovation and creative inventions, iExpo is for you.”

The exhibition will include a “hacker challenge” from Adastral Park-based computer hardware company Silicon Safe which has developed technology to eradicate cyber-attacks.


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Also attending will be mobile security company SMI Global, based in Bury St Edmunds, which has created biometric devices which analyse human body characteristics, and Sudbury-based agri-tech company Aponic.

Jason Hawkins-Row, founder of Aponic, said: “We believe our invention could be the future of sustainable crop technology.

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“Crops which thrive through our Aponic systems include vegetables, fruits, herbs and exotic, high value plants, such as Stevia which is a powerful natural sweetener. It will be great to exhibit at the iExpo, meet with visitors and show them how versatile, efficient and exciting this system is.”

The iExpo event is also being supported by the New Anglia Growth Hub, and organisations including UK Trade and Investment and the Suffolk and Norfolk chambers of commerce will also be exhibiting.

Places at the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm, are free but must be pre-booked by November 17. Visit www.newanglia.co.uk/new-anglia-iexpo/ .

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