i10 was a Centre for Knowledge Exchange (CKE) funded by Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) via the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) between 2002 and 2009. i10 closed in July 2009.
Originally called the Regional Infrastructure for Innovation (RII), it was re-branded i10 in 2003, reflecting its then membership of ten Higher Education Institutions (HIEs). At the close of its activities in July 2009, twelve HEIS were involved. These were Anglia Ruskin University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Cambridge, Cranfield University, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Hertfordshire, Norwich University College of the Arts, The Open University, Royal Veterinary College, University Campus Suffolk and Writtle College.
For its first few years, i10 operated as a self-governing project, with teams drawn from at least two universities in the collaboration proposing sub-projects which they wished to undertake. These sub-projects included a wide variety of projects building capacity and reviewing the resources available to businesses in a range of sectors, as well as the management and operation of project itself. By 2007 i10 evolved into an organisation with (in effect) its own, permanent staff fulfilling a business facing agenda defined by previous experience, and which reported to the Association of the Universities of the East of England (AUEE).
The pages in this section present some of the material developed by i10.