Meet the ELIEZ graduates at the forefront of disability-led innovation

Plexal has been delivering the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) alongside 13 partners, including University College London and our member Disability Rights UK. And we’re excited to celebrate the graduation of the 30 members who took part in our six-month accelerator. As well as optimising our physical workspace for accessibility, Plexal provided mentoring, workshops and tailored support […]

How Here East has become the home for disability-led innovation

Plexal’s partner and Here East neighbour the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) was born from the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is on a mission to make the world fairer by driving disability-led innovation. And it has just become the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Official Collaborating Centre on Assistive Technology. The partnership will see […]

Emma Lawton is on a mission to make events more human

Emma Lawton is one of the co-founders of More Human: a startup that’s on a mission to bring communities together. She’s also taking part in Plexal’s ELIEZ programme, which is aimed at supporting disability-led innovation. When Emma Lawton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 29, she initially found herself distancing herself from her […]

Dom Hyams: from furloughed to founder

We spoke to Dom Hyams, founder and director of digital marketing agency Tiny Man Digital, about how he went from furloughed to founder during lockdown. Here’s what he told us… I spent the start of lockdown extremely busy working in a communications role in the mobility sector, but then I was put on furlough I […]

How we’re optimising our workspace for accessibility

Plexal has partnered with 12 organisations, including UCL, Here East and our member Disability Rights UK, to launch the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) with the aim of supporting disabled entrepreneurs with launching and scaling their businesses. We want Plexal to be a place where disabled and non-disabled innovators collaborate, co-create solutions and shape […]