Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

East Anglia: BT to strengthen links with Innovation Martlesham technology cluster

06:00 13 June 2014

The home of Innovation Martlesham at Adastral Park

The home of Innovation Martlesham at Adastral Park

Archant

The head of BT’s Adastral Park research campus has held out the prospect closer collaboration with Innovation Martlesham, the umbrella organisation for the cluster of technology companies based at and around the site.

shares

Tim Whitley, managing director for research and innovation at BT, was speaking at a “diamond” celebration event marking the recruitment by Innovation Martlesham (IM) of its 60th member, Virya Group.

IM, launched in 2011, is a joint initiative which has been supported by BT, along with Suffolk county and Suffolk Coastal councils, from the outset.

But Dr Whitley said the growth of the cluster underlined the potential for closer collaboration − both between BT and IM companies and among the member companies themselves − to leverage greater benefits.

He said that, in response to comments from IM companies, BT was looking to improve ties with the cluster in a number of areas.

This would include formal links between IM and BT’s global “scouting” team, part of the group’s innovation strategy, who would now be responsible for understanding the companies within the cluster.

BT would also consider IM companies when building formal funded research collaborations, with IM able to contact the BT collaboration team to flag up member firms seeking to collaborate.

A range of facilities on Adastral Park, including meeting rooms, lecture theatres and the library would be opend up to IM members.

And there would be more opportunity for IM members to exhibit their technology within BT’s Showcase display areas, said Dr Whitley.

“Innovation Martlesham just works very, very, well − well with customers and well with bright graduates and post-graduates who might come to work here,” he added.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Felixstowe Road, levington closed after roofing blows off building.

The road is closed in both directions between the Strattonhall Drift and the Bridge Road junctions.

Isaac's new extension

A churchgoing burglar in a suit who stole drills and a laptop from an Ipswich waterfront pub has been jailed for eight weeks.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A drunken shoplifter who stole vintage port, lager and a coat from Ipswich town centre stores has been given a conditional discharge.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail passengers face delays in north-east Essex after plastic sheeting became caught up in overhead electric wires.

Launch of the great East Swim 2016.

One of Britain’s top open water swimmers has said the amazing challenge of the sport should inspire people to take part in one of the region’s largest mass-participation swimming events.

Sycamore Close, Ipswich

A man who brandished an axe when baliffs came to his Ipswich home to collect a court debt has been jailed.

Former Brett Works

A national developer is proposing to build a care home on the Brett Works site in Hadleigh.

Marks and Spencer in Westgate Street, Ipswich

A purse was stolen from an elderly woman in Marks and Spencer in Ipswich town centre, police have said.

Two men have been charged after an axe was allegedly brandished when court bailiffs went to a house on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Junior doctors on strike at Ipswich Hospital last month.

Health chiefs are urging people to consider visiting their local pharmacy or calling NHS 111 to ease pressure at hospital A&E wards during this week’s junior GP strike.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24