Theme: Innovative economy

Metro University Partnership

Metro University Partnership  business-friendly, collaborative research and business engagement supporting the productive and innovative economies

Place Marketing

Place Marketing evolution and maintenance of a City brand to concisely outline the City’s economic vison and management of place marketing activities at a  regional, national and international level

Future Business Leaders

Future Business Leaders identification and direct training, support and mentoring of business leaders and entrepreneurs under 40

Regional University Network

Regional University Network active engagement of range of HE institutions undertaking applied research to support productive & innovative economies

Regional Graduate Plan

Regional Graduate Plan through joint research on graduate destinations from region’s universities & the living/working locations of retained and incoming graduates – working towards a Regional Graduate Plan

Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation Ecosystem through research and production of a  5-year plan (poss conducted at Metro-scale)

Digital Infrastructure

Digital Infrastructure superfast broadband – direct fibre optic connections – public WiFi – digital conferencing – smart city connections – real time data sharing

Business Accommodation

Business Accommodation ladder of accommodation to meet the needs of growing businesses in different sectors and at different life stages – arranged where possible to support knowledge transfer, supply chain relationships and agglomeration of specialist activities

City R&D facilities

City R&D facilities network of  R&D & commercialisation facilities for innovative products & services

Regional City Centre

Regional City Centre   containing national brands  & recognised on a regional scale  as a place of choice for retail, leisure and living – particularly focused in urban entrepreneurs and the productive and innovative workers of the future.  Somewhere also  recognised a s a competitive and complementary parts of a regional network of central business districts

Training Centre Capital Assets

Training Centre Capital Assets range of modern for purpose training facilities equipped with appropriate tools to learn and develop for the future innovative economy

Visitor and Cultural Assets

Visitor and Cultural Assets network of high-quality visitor and cultural assets to support the urban and City Centre living offer + 1 nationally recognised unique facility