Opened in September 2021, Productivity East is a £7.4 million pound facility which provides state-of-the-art facilities on UEA’s campus and is a regional hub for engineering, technology and management.

The facility supports businesses by enabling them to work alongside our world-leading researchers and enterprising students to discover practical solutions to current and future challenges. Productivity East provides workshops dedicated to advanced robotics and CNC, a 3D printing studio, a digital design lab and a shared studio space to educate the next generation of digitally minded engineers. Working in partnership, UEA students, academics and businesses explore new ideas, develop prototype designs and create innovative products and services.

Key benefits to business

  • Developing new engineering and productivity solutions
  • Training highly skilled engineering graduates
  • Upskilling and retraining the workforce
  • Delivering cutting edge engineering and productivity research
  • Creating collaborative networks

As well as UEA investment, Productivity East benefits from a £4.5 million contribution from the New Anglia LEP’s Growth Deal with the government. The New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) and TechEast industry sector groups are key delivery partners.

For more information on Productivity East and opportunities for your organisation, please email us.