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Wednesday, 3 June

Olympian Opening - Tech to Flex at Plex

Tech startups, scaleups and corporate innovation teams are set to fill the former Olympic Media Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Plexal, the new International technology innovation destination will open its doors to over 800 members in London this month.

Located at Here East, the 1.2 million square foot complex on has been designed by architects, Grimshaw to create a mini city environment. Features will include an internal ‘high street’, ‘town square’, multi-media events space and a spacious open and outdoor canal-side terrace to encourage business networking, inspiration and wellbeing.

Plexal will offer business services to start-up and scale-up members including a maker's lab for early prototyping, innovation and accelerator programmes; on-tap professional services such as legal, marketing and accountancy; events; and coaching, mentorship & entrepreneurship training.

Led by CEO Claire Cockerton, whose team created Cognicity, a smart city technology pilot programme in London and Level39, the fintech accelerator based in Canary Wharf, Plexal will become Europe’s largest connected business campus. The initial focus will be to support the development of products in emerging technologies including wearables, IOT, smart cities, inclusive finance, sport, fashion and health.

Cockerton said: "Plexal will become an innovation centre not only for London but the rest of the World.  Our mission is to become the beating heart of inventive enterprise - connected, intelligent and dynamic -  where people join forces, ideas spark and new business is born. I believe we have created a first class space design to deliver this."

Picture: Plexal, the new International technology innovation destination will open its doors to over 800 members in London this month.

 

Article written by Robin Snow

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