Inclusive enterprise zone


East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ)

ELIEZ was an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs, business leaders and design thinkers who are disabled or whose work focuses on disabled people. It's no longer active as a project.

From September 2020 to March 2021, we helped 30 entrepreneurs accelerate the development of products and services that addressed unmet needs, from idea stage through to global deployment. This was done through various programmes delivered by several partners and collaborators, and by co-producing workshops and content with Plexal, Barclays Eagle Labs, Loughborough University London, London College of Fashion, Bravand and ICAEW.

The ELIEZ programme has now closed. A huge thank you to all of our members, partners and collaborators for taking part.

Watch a video about ELIEZ

Learn more about ELIEZ, and the entrepreneurs who were part of the programme, in this video:

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ELIEZ Podcast

Inclusive Innovators podcast

Listen to ELIEZ's Inclusive Innovators series featuring startups, design thinkers, entrepreneurs and partners part of the ELIEZ community. Each episode is hosted by founder of Sociability, Matt Pierri.


Accessible Communications Guide

Learn how to make your social communications accessible with our guide, co-produced with Bravand. Download the Accessible Social Communications guide.


Aerial view of Plexal within the Olympic park

ELIEZ members were based at Plexal, an innovation centre and coworking space in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, close to the future home of UCL East.