The term ‘innovation’ covers a wide range of activities undertaken by UEA as an institution, as well as by individual staff and students. In its broadest sense it includes all activities where an external party is offering payment outside the student fee, donations or standard grant funding processes. It can, therefore, include all sectors of the economy and types of organisations.

This includes:

  • Contract Research
  • Consultancy
  • Facilities development
  • Continuing Professional Development courses
  • Business Partnerships

Further details can be found about these areas on the UEA business pages.

One key area of development is Cultural Tourism, which has been supported with an award from the ESRC Impact Accelerator account. This theme links research across UEA according to engagement, impact and partnership potential. Projects supported include The Medieval Churches of Norwich and Noirwich Crime Writing Festival.

If you would like to discuss your ideas and how they might be developed through support mechanisms and funding streams, please contact the Arts and Humanities Associate Dean for Enterprise and Innovation, Dr. Rowena Burgess: Rowena.burgess@uea.ac.uk



UEA Publishing Project

Based in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing the UEA Publishing Project (UPP) has been set up as an innovative and experimental university press. Currently the Project has three main imprints: Boiler House Press, Strangers Press and Egg Box.



The Landscape Group

The Landscape Group within the School of History offers a diverse range of expertise in landscape history, as well as specialist skills such as non-invasive field survey techniques and the use of GIS.



BCLT Summer School

Every summer, the British Centre for Literary Transaltion (BCLT) hosts a Summer School that brings together writers and translators for an intensive, one-week, residential programme of hands-on translation and creative writing practice.





*Cast is a commercial consultancy linked to the top-ranking Drama sector at the University of East Anglia. Their mission is to provide training and education in communications, customer service and management skills through structured interactive role-play with actors. *Cast has on-going major contracts with the Norwich Medical School, providing role-players as simulated patients for medical students’ Consultation Skills training and OSCE examinations, and they are expanding into other sectors.

*Cast's website is currently under development, so if you would like more information about *Cast's range of work and rates of pay, please contact us directly:

Email: weare@cast-us.com
Office: Drama Studio, UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ