Inclusive enterprise zone


East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ)

ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs, business leaders and design thinkers who are disabled or whose work focuses on disabled people.

From September 2020- March 2021, we have helped 30 entrepreneurs accelerate the development of products and services that address unmet needs, from idea stage through to global deployment. We have done this through our programmes, delivered by several partners and collaboraotors, 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. If you would like to join the ELIEZ community and our Slack channel, email eliez@ucl.ac.uk or send a direct message on Twitter @ELIEZ2020

Join ELIEZ Lunch and Learn sessions 

We are inviting start-ups, design thinkers and entrepreneurs with a focus on accessibility, to join us on Zoom for our Lunch and Learn workshops. 

The series will feature a range of subjects such as funding, social media, pitching and app development, delivered  by industry experts. Our next event is focussed on Black Lives Matter with Barclays Eagle Labs and Social Tech Trust, on Wednesday 9th June. Book your ticket on Eventbite.

ELIEZ Podcast

Inclusive Innovators podcast

Listen to ELIEZ's Inclusive Innovators series which feature start-ups, 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 is based at Plexal, an innovation centre and coworking space in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, close to the future home of UCL East.