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Universities as a facilitator for place-based Industrial Strategies

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View of Sheffield at night with cooling towers in the foreground.

Earlier this year, YU’s Board of Vice-Chancellors agreed that YU should seek to widen and deepen the collective role of universities in place-based development and the Industrial Strategy.

Recently, YU held a roundtable in Leeds with Universities UK (UUK), which brought together universities, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), combined authorities, government and national research funding agencies.

Tees Valley powers up for Local Industrial Strategy

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Close-up of a wind turbine.

As the Mayor of the region that is home to some of the UK’s leading businesses in offshore renewables, chemicals and clean energy generation, it is clear to me that the Tees Valley is best suited to the challenge of maximising the advantages of the global shift towards clean growth.

Universities' aerospace collaboration takes off at Farnborough International Airshow

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Richard Harrington at the Farnborough Airshow.

This week at the Farnborough International Airshow we have seen some fantastic examples of British business and universities working together that have captured the imagination of the world. This shows what can be done when we combine the power of UK business with the research power of UK academia.

How artificial intelligence is helping us get on the Road to Zero

Road sign showing hybrid automobile electric charge area.

The Industrial Strategy offers a compelling framework for the future. At Spark, we’re particularly excited by the focus on the Grand Challenges, as they link closely to our AI-based journey prediction solution for electric vehicles (EVs).

Showcasing virtual reality at the International Business Festival in Liverpool

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VR headsets on a stand at the International Business Festival.

The 5 ‘foundations’ of the Industrial Strategy are relevant to how EON Reality operates. So it was a natural fit to demonstrate the latest VR and AR with public and private stakeholders from across the UK.