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The University of Salford is a strategic partner in ‘Pendleton Together’, a £650 million regeneration project designed to completely transform the Pendleton area of Salford. The project is being delivered by the University of Salford, Pendleton Together consortium, led by housing organisation Together Housing Group, and building and regeneration specialists Keepmoat.
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Throughout November on the Hub blog, we’ll be gearing up to the publication of our very first Annual Report at the end of the month with a series of case studies from around the country. For our first blog, we’re headed to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and BioCity. BioCity is an example of an innovative, partnership...
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As you know, this month’s theme concentrates on the upcoming pilot framework launch for the Smart Specialisation Hub Observatory. This week we’re focusing on Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW). HotSW has adopted an evidence-led approach to identifying their priority sectors which aligns closely with the tenets of Smart Specialisation.
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Greater Manchester and healthcare innovation
As we mentioned last week, one of our pilot LEPs for the framework is Greater Manchester LEP (GM). GM has been making strides over the past decade toward greater devolution of powers from central government, to help reform public services alongside supporting local economic growth.
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The North East LEP (NELEP) can be considered one of the more advanced facets of the Smart Specialisation story in England. It was among the first to release its Strategic Economic Plan in March 2014, and is planning to release an updated version to demonstrate its current focuses.
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As we kick off our month of local innovation and Smart Specialisation case studies, we’re beginning to build a stock of best practice across the country, to promote prioritisation and evidence-led innovation investment. First, we’re revisiting some of the examples cited in Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Growth, ‘Encouraging a British Invention Revolution’.  One...
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The North East LEP has announced a major new funding plan that will see up to £30 million invested in new development projects as part of the LEP’s 2014 Growth Deal with the Government.
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