We are curating a set of useful links, event listings and other resources to keep you well informed during the Coronavirus pandemic. This will include stories about how your business is helping customers and communities – we’re calling these #COVID19stories. If you have a story to share, any questions or comments please email info@techeast.com and meanwhile stay safe.

Useful Links

£20m Covid-19 innovation response competition. Closes 17 April 12:00

Apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Find out about the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you need to do.

COVID-19 updates: tech industry resources, and how to help

Tech Nation has pulled together an extensive hub of business support and information for the tech industry.

Funding calls and relevant activities

Here are some key areas where engineering and manufacturing expertise is urgently required by the UK government with dir

New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who nee …

Coronavirus comms toolkit

online campaign page that will offer you some helpful coronavirus campaign materials as a local complement to the Public

Innovate UK: COVID-19 business support

An update on the support available to businesses from Innovate UK due to COVID-19 and advice for award holders.

Scrutton Bland - COVID-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT

Supporting you and your business through this period of uncertainty

Ashtons Legal - The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furloughed Workers

The scheme will be available for all employees currently paid via PAYE and will be backdated to 1 March 2020. he scheme

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus/COVID-19 hub

As the Coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, learn more about the steps you can take.

New Anglia Growth Hub

The Growth Hub’s team of Business Advisers for Norfolk & Suffolk continue to be available to offer fully funded and im …

MENTA

Our range of support includes eLearning, Live workshops and of course a team of qualified business experts giving daily

Questionnaire – please take a few minutes to respond

We are surveying tech businesses in the East of England to better understand your current priorities and needs.

Coronavirus & the tech startup ecosystem

The Coronavirus pandemic is fast shaping up to be the challenge that defines us personally and professionally.

The TFUK community is pivoting to support tech efforts during the COVID19 crisis.

A voluntary tech movement to broadly aid UK society seeks tech support to address the crisis.

Virtual Events & Webinars

MENTA - Live Networking returns for Homeworkers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Thursday April 9th @ 9.30am The Facebook live is open to all in business wishing to take part and you should head to the

Mental Health Webinar - Activating Confidence (by Hethel Innovation)

Thu, 9 April @ 10:00. Confidence is not a personality trait, it is a skill everybody can learn. Good news right?

Mental Health Webinar: Remote Wellbeing Tips (by Hethel Innovation)

Tue, 14 April @ 14:30. Learn some simple tips to help you stay well whilst remote working.

How to get your manager to say "yes" (by Cambridge Wireless)

15 April @10am. re you an expert, yet your managers / executives keep questioning and overriding your decisions?

Mental Health Webinar: Acceptance & Routine (by Hethel Innovation)

Thu, 16 April @ 10:00. Over the next few weeks/months, our levels of emotional intelligence will be tested.

Tech + Toast Virtual (by Tech East)

17 April @ 9:30am. End your week on a high with Tech + Toast Virtual events Join us with your own coffee and toast

CoronaHack - AI vs. Covid-19 (by mindstream-ai)

18 - 19 April @ 9am. A virtual hackathon bringing together Biomedical and data scientists to explore ways to combat

Webinar: Email Marketing - Quick Wins (by Hethel Innovation)

Tue, 21 April @ 10:00. Do you want to start using email marketing to reach potential clients but don’t know where to b …

"I worry they'll mess it up" - What would it take to feel confident in your senior teams' decisions? (by Cambridge Wireless)

22 April @ 10am. Are you a leader struggling to trust the decisions of your senior team members?

Tech + Toast Virtual (by Tech East)

24 April @ 9:30am. End your week on a high with Tech + Toast Virtual events Join us with your own coffee and toast

Customer Service & Sales Webinar: Selling is Service (by Hethel Innovation)

Tue, 28 April @ 10:00. How are you currently engaging with your customers to generate sales? Learn how to better underst

[Webinar] Building Chatbots into your Strategic Sales Plan (by Ubisend)

30 April @ 2pm. How to avoid the 'chatbot in a silo' pitfall

#COVID19 Stories

Money Ready - On-line kids Ready to face your financial future with confidence

Money Ready are offering every school in the UK FREE access to a new education platform

Orbital Media - Tech and the test for COVID19

Amazing to see Orbital’s world leading, augmented reality, asthma inhaler training technology (MySpira), feature on BB …

Developing Experts

We've made our complete curriculum programme for science for children aged 4-14 years free to schools.

Letter from the CEO: Access Rainbird for Free to Tackle COVID-19 Devastation

We call on the world to utilise our technology free of charge to help others in the face of COVID-19

Engage Health Systems COVID-19 latest tools and resources

We are treating the COVID-19 situation with the highest priority, information including resources and updates can be

One month free of Safepoint for any business in need

With businesses suddenly having to manage a considerably more remote workforce due to the impact of coronavirus, Safepoi

Covid-19 update – What we’re doing at Big Drop

There’s a lot of information flying around at the moment, it would be a good time to update you on what we at Big Dro …

Thyngs can help

In a social distanced world reluctant to using cash or touching card machines, charities must adopt a sustainable cash

Insights

Don’t Wing Your Webinars – Learn to Plan and Script Them (by Creative Quills)

Now that most of us are working remotely, we are being flooded with webinars from people who have never done one before.

Creative Thinking: The Cure to Your Covid Concerns? (by Cheddar Creative)

Now that we’ve all settled into #lockdownlife, you have a chance to take a step back from day-to-day operations and st …

Business Continuity & Tech: Scaling Customer Service During a Crisis (by ubisend)

The COVID crisis has caught everyone off guard. Businesses are struggling to adapt, having to transform and sometimes sh

Top tips for remote working if you’re working from home per the latest Covid-19 rules (by Cheddar Creative)

Cheddar Creative are on hand to share some of our top tools and tips for remote working.

Videos & Podcasts

Scaling, Failing, Prevailing

You can listen to past shows directly from our website or via all the normal podcasting platforms - iTunes, Spotify, Sou