Welcome to east London’s cross-sector innovation ecosystem
We’re uniting communities, business, government and academia to find and scale solutions to the major challenges of city life – and you’re invited.Apply
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to a vibrant community of innovators. Startups, corporates, universities, policymakers and citizens combine to create a place of growth, creativity and opportunity, driven by the knowledge of local people.
SHIFT opens access to this ecosystem, supporting key players in the innovation economy to learn, collaborate and grow together.
Our aim is to accelerate innovation, improve livelihoods locally and set the standard for sustainable cities worldwide.
Enter The Ecosystem
Join as a Member
Make connections, learn from local innovation projects and get involved.
Attend member events that bring together the brightest minds in the local innovation ecosystem
Receive monthly updates with the latest innovation news and opportunities in east London
Promote your innovation or initiative across SHIFT channels
Join as an Innovation Leader
Take an active role in shaping the innovation economy in east London.
Includes Member benefits
Get facilitated introductions and one-to-ones with others in the SHIFT ecosystem
Build your brand with your logo on our website
Work with us to establish and champion special cross-sector R&D groups focused on a specific innovation, sustainability theme or challenge
Significantly discounted access to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park testbed and associated services
Join as an Innovation Partner
Embed your organisation at a strategic level within SHIFT’s ecosystem.
Includes Member & Innovation Leader benefits
Receive resources and materials to talk to your customers and employees about your role in SHIFT and the work we’re doing together
Participate in VIP Roundtables and exclusive corporate engagements alongside prominent thought leaders and influencers
Attend an Annual Dinner and Milestone Meetings to review SHIFT's progress, celebrate successes and steer key decisions
Represent SHIFT on the global stage, attending and speaking at events to grow your influence and showcase our combined impact
Collaborate on bespoke opportunities that embed your organisation at a strategic level within SHIFT's ecosystem, such as co-creating hubs or accelerators
Who Can Join?
We’re bridging the gap between innovators from all backgrounds to spark positive change at scale. Our ecosystem is open to organisations with a passion for improving livelihoods in east London through sustainable innovation in the areas of Climate, Health and Mobility.
Startups & SMEs
Why Join SHIFT’s Ecosystem?
A powerful cross-sector network
Connect with the leading academic minds, innovative startups, enterprise and policymakers in a powerful networking platform for potential partnerships and business opportunities.
Become part of east London’s innovation legacy
Join a hotbed of collaboration, new ideas and innovation, continuing the story of the 2012 Olympic Games in one of the youngest and most diverse districts in the UK.
Accelerate positive change in cities
Play a role in shaping the city of tomorrow, joining a network of innovators responding to the climate emergency, boosting health and wellbeing, and upgrading mobility in cities.Join us
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