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neil griffin

Neil Griffin Innovation
Director
– Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway

Neil is the Innovation Director at the Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway in Essex.

Neil is a Business and Innovation strategist with a wealth of business, consultancy, and director level management experience within a strategically driven commercial environment.

Having led both large and small teams, he specialises in providing practical and strategic business support for the Innovation Centre Start-up, Scale-up and tech community, whilst connecting people with like-minded individuals through networks within Essex. 

He is an enabler and connector across the Eastern region and helps with supporting businesses to grow and innovate. Being embedded into the local networks means he can signpost businesses based on the needs of the business to drive innovation and has access to industry experts, national organisations, the University of Essex, and the wider Oxford Innovation Ecosystem.

He has a strong record of leadership and reaching peak performance whilst blending academia and current trends with the real world to achieve results in all aspects of business. Part of his role is to put on masterclasses that help meet the challenges businesses are facing to facilitate inspiration and growth.

His overall goal is to help Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs and businesses with breakthroughs to truly problem solve and succeed.

Three things Neil likes about innovation

  1. Innovation means that every day is different
  2. The creativity of innovation really inspires ideas
  3. Being able to watch businesses grow as they move up through the gears