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The E3i (EnvEast Enterprise and Innovation) Student Club

Research within environmental science involves more than just furthering knowledge, it has another place within society in dealing with issues of global importance. But very rarely is this place acknowledged. One reason for this is because links between academic institutions, industry leaders and policy makers, and of course the wider public, have historically been fairly weak. Enterprise and innovation are broad terms for the method by which these links can be created. In the context of our research it can mean engaging in outreach with the wider public, getting involved with local government or creating a product that can be used to address an environmental issue.

The E3i (EnvEast Enterprise and Innovation) club is a student-led organisation which seeks to promote these activities through developing training opportunities, encouraging science communication, and creating ties with non-academic organisations with the aim of realising the full potential of our research.

Any research student based at one of EnvEast's partner institutes working within the NERC remit may join this club. If you're interested in joining, or wish to assist the club, or just need some more information, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Natasha Senior – President
Beth Williams - Vice-President

Jessie Gardner - Treasurer
Philip Lamb - Creative Director
David Litchfield - Policy officer
Kris Sales - Communications Officer
Seth Thomas - E3i Writer


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E3i Student Club - News and Events

E3i App Development online course

E3i App Development online course The E3i club are hosting a course for scientists who want to learn how to use mobile apps in their research. Participants will become familiar with the process of creating a hybrid app using the app generator ‘appery’ ( and will implement these...

E3i Seminar: Nature Apps - Waiting for the revolution

E3i Seminar: Nature Apps - Waiting for the revolution Dr Paul Jepson, University of Oxford 25 November 2015, 4pm. SCI 3.05, University of East Anglia. This talk will follow the general theme of technology and citizen science and it is aimed at all PGRs/ECRs who want to gain...

E3i Seminar: Hacking for Nature

E3i Seminar: Hacking for Nature Dr Tom August, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Wednesday 11 November, 4pm UEA, SCI 3.05 If you are a postgraduate or early career researcher, in any field of natural or environmental science, and you want to learn about how your research can...

E3i Innovation Grant 2015/16 - Applications open

Do you want to use your research to build links between academia and public and private organisations? Are you looking to place scientific information and evidence at the heart of decisions and policy? Do you need funds to develop innovative tools and solutions to real world problems? ...