Inclusive Innovators - Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East


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Welcome to UCL’s Inclusive Innovators podcast, part of the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs who are disabled or whose work focuses on accessibility. In this series, listeners will have an opportunity to hear from start-ups, design thinkers, entrepreneurs and partners that are part of the ELIEZ community. Each episode is hosted by Matt Pierri who founded Sociability, an app which helps disabled people find accessible spaces. In this episode we speak to CEO of Here East, Gavin Poole. Gavin set up Here East with Andrew Roughan, Managing Director of Plexal. Here East was the very spot where 20,000 journalists during the Olympics and Paralympics came together in the Broadcast centre to celebrate the the heroics of Mo Farah and Jess Ennis when the greatest show on Earth rolled into east London. Since the Games, London’s has been reincarnated as a bustling tech and innovation base, known as Here East. Around 3000 people are based at Here East, working for a range of players from multinationals such as Ford, BT Sport, Loughborough University London and UCL. We speak to Gavin on how he bought this vision to life and the role it plays in continuing the Paralympic legacy. Transcript: For more information, visit

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