Plexal's innovation consultancy team delivers programmes and projects to tackle the big challenges facing society and industry, starting with cybersecurity, mobility and inclusion.
We're creating a community of startups, scaleups, large corporations, charities and social enterprises from a spectrum of sectors and facilitating collaboration between them.
We believe that the big challenges organisations and society are facing must be tackled with a systems approach and with a genuine diversity of thought. We'll assemble the right people and apply our innovation methodologies to your challenge.
From live testbeds to accelerators, we've delivered programmes for clients like Transport for London, Innovate UK and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, helping them to fast track their innovation agendas and tap into fresh solutions with real-world applications. Get in touch if you're ready to do things differently.
Bring your innovation challenge to our consultancy team, or get in touch to become a partner.
We’re scaling the cybersecurity innovations industry needs most, and supporting a community of cyber startups and scaleups.
We’re working with startups, government and industry to bring the future of mobility closer.
We’re delivering the government-backed cybersecurity programme with partners like Lloyds Banking Group, Deloitte, the Centre for Secure Information Technologies and Dell Technologies.
We’ve delivered the OpenDoor inclusion accelerator and we're working with partners like Disability Rights UK and University College London to turbocharge the assitive technology sector.
We helped Innovate UK learn more about the sector-specific challenges companies face as they scale.
We’ve delivered a mobility programme for Transport for London using a pioneering new innovation procurement process to reimagine roadworks in the capital.
We're helping Transport for London and nine partners make the way goods move around London safer, cleaner and more efficient. We've helped them attract and identify the right cohort members to support.
Plexal helped OVO Energy attract and bring together creative minds and innovators from the worlds of cycling, technology and sustainability to tackle the barriers to cycling being adopted more widely. Having shortlisted 20 companies, Plexal helped OVO Energy select the three winners of a bursary.
Plexal’s the innovation centre for Here East: a technology and innovation campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Since the 2012 Olympic Games, the campus has become a cluster for companies large and small, along with academic institutions, creatives and social enterprises. Our neighbours include Ford Mobility, data company signalnoise and three universities. There’s no innovation cluster quite like it.
Plexal’s inclusion team works closely with our on-campus partners like University College London (home to the Global Disability Innovation Hub), HOBS 3D and BT Sport to accelerate inclusive innovation. We’re coming together to deliver the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone, which will see Plexal’s workspace being optimised for accessibility to support disabled entrepreneurs.
Beyond our campus, we sit on privately owned land in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which allows innovators like Bird, Oxbotica, Navya and Capri to trial solutions in a real-world setting. The 560-acre park has become a thriving mobility ecosystem for London. With a growing population of residents, businesses and visitors, it’s a microcosm of big cities and the perfect testing ground for big ideas.
Francesca specialises in making sense of the most important micro and macro trends while helping businesses respond to change and, if necessary, transform their entire strategy. She’s worked closely with technology startups, scaleups and innovators and has delivered programmes at Plexal like London RoadLab and the Innovate UK Scaleup Pilot.
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Plexal’s based at Here East: a tech campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. We’re a 10-minute walk from Hackney Wick train station, or you can catch the free shuttle bus from Stratford train, underground and bus stations.
14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS
We’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm.