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UEA brought local businesses together on 14 March to discuss the government’s Industrial Strategy, what it could mean for the region and opportunities to collaborate in order to deliver it.
UEA’s Vice Chancellor, Prof David Richardson and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Prof Fiona Lettice introduced the five foundations of productivity identified by the strategy; ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment, and place, and led a discussion on how these can be strengthened throughout the region, with support from the University.
Guest speaker Johnathan Reynolds, Director at Nautilus Associates, spoke about what the strategy means for the offshore energy sector. Rebecca Lewis-Smith, UEA Alumnus and Managing Director at Digital Marketing Agency Fountain Partnership spoke about the importance of the Industrial Strategy theme of people.
UEA has received additional Higher Education Innovation funding to support and develop collaborations with business via projects linked to the Industrial Strategy. It is hoped local projects will drive growth, prosperity and productivity in the East of England.