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

New national restrictions - November 2020

People’s behaviour is central to the spread of coronavirus. Guidance and regulations set out by the government

Briefing for key workers

Updated list of essential workers and those prioritised for NHS testing - England

Recovery Roadmap Report (By UKTCG)

The Recovery Roadmap Programme has brought 400 policymakers, from across the United Kingdom, to share best practice and …

Coronavirus & the tech startup ecosystem

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

Flexible business loans tailored for you

Fleximize has been approved for accreditation by the British Business Bank as a lender for the Government backed Coronav

Future Fund

The Government has announced a new scheme to issue convertible loans to innovative companies which are facing financing

Innovate UK Smart Grants for Game-changing or Disruptive R&D - New Round

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make …


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

New Anglia Growth Hub

Government funded and ready to offer free advice to all businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Coronavirus comms toolkit

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


Supporting you and your business through this period of uncertainty

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.

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.

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.

#COVID19 Stories

Social Connections Challenge

Movember sees an opportunity within Covid-19 to tackle men’s mental health by launching the Social Connections Challen …

Market-leading website and app builder SupaPass helping businesses worldwide survive and thrive during the Pandemic

Award-winning Norwich-based SaaS company SupaPass has been helping businesses quickly transition online during the pande

Tom Hunt MP visits IJYI office

Today (Tue 4th Aug) Tom Hunt MP, Cllr Liz Harsant and Robbie Hosking visited the IJYI Ipswich office to understand more

The Top 32 'Business Heroes' of COVID-19 have been revealed

Business Leader Magazine has highlighted 32 businesses – great to see Pathfindr featured

Grant support will help propel Electric Vehicle Company post lockdown

Electric vehicle company Spark EV Technology from Suffolk is to benefit from a scheme aimed at accelerating innovation. …

Tropic Biosciences raises $28.5 million Series B financing to transform the massive tropical agriculture industry

NORWICH, UK 4 June 2020: Tropic Biosciences (“Tropic”), the pioneering agricultural-biotechnology company dedicated …

MVINE Wins Funding For Covid-19 Anti-Body Test Prototype

Innovation Martlesham company Mvine Limited won £49,000 public funding from UK Research and Innovation from the funding …

Safepoint Distancing Assistant

The Distancing Assistant is affordable, lightweight, hygienic and simple to use. The device can be deployed in any envir

Rainbird, has partnered with the NHS

NHS Deploys Rainbird’s Intelligent Automation Technology to Relieve COVID-19 Pressure and Limit Unnecessary Self-Isola …

Innovative Law Enforcement Technology Wins Chorus the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Outstanding innovation of game-changing technology enables law enforcement to solve crime and protect the public better

Ipswich Maker Space - Crowd Funding

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Make PPE Face Shields for Ipswich and surrounding areas

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


Technology Challenges During Lockdown

A brief questionnaire about your experiences


A must read for immersive content creators wanting to produce enthralling immersive work and build a better understandin

UK sees spike in IT job advertisements as lockdown eases

Clear evidence of spike in demand for roles as businesses rapidly digitize, unsuitability of many candidates now seeking

How Covid-19 is accelerating immediate growth opportunities for regional food & drink brands reveals marketplace amp

For many providers of food and drink and healthcare ‘essentials’, this is the time to turn this challenging period o …

How we could be fighting COVID-19 in the age of the smartphone (by FocalPoint)

The annual flu and COVID-19 seem to have similar mortality rates, but COVID-19 has a much longer incubation period: arou

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

The IJYI Way

The IJYI Way Podcast is about the inner workings of a software delivery startup, covering everything from business, fina

Scaling, Failing, Prevailing

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