Dr Graeme Malcolm OBE, CEO and founder of M Squared, has been named in Here East’s second East London Innovators cohort.

Here East, a tech and innovation campus based in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has announced its second cohort of 50 East London Innovators, with M Squared CEO Graeme Malcolm named in this year’s collective.

The campaign identifies and celebrates the innovative and creative individuals, business and community leaders across East London. M Squared is building its team at Plexal, the innovation centre and workspace at Here East – home to a community of start-ups and entrepreneurs producing ideas and businesses that address the biggest challenges facing corporates, government and society. We are delighted to be named alongside incredible individuals working in East London, and to have been able to develop and test an increasing amount of our sensing technology there.

This year’s cohort was selected by an expert judging panel comprising of Bindi Karia, Innovation Expert and Advisor, Emma Frost, Director of Innovation, Sustainability and Community for London Legacy Development Corporation, Mark Martin MBE, Teacher and Founder of Urban Teacher, Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney and Tracey Walsh, Chief Executive of East End Community Foundation.

The cohort includes founders of cutting-edge tech and science companies which are disrupting industries, as well as leaders of non-profit social initiatives, and cultural and education projects – all working to meaningfully tackle and provide solutions to real-world problems.

East London has a strong heritage when it comes to industry and innovation. From being selected as the home of the 2012 Olympics, it’s continued to build on this legacy, and in recent years, it has undergone a remarkable transformation. The area is fast emerging as a core creative and innovation hub whose work is significant across London, from the opening of East Bank to the established artistic community at Fish Island.

When asked what innovation meant to him, Graeme said:

“Innovation is about taking novel science out of the laboratory and into the real world to advance frontier technologies – ensuring that the next generation inherits these along with exciting challenges.”

You can find out more on the East London Innovators website.


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