Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Hertfordshire LEP (Herts LEP)

The following analyses seek to profile sectoral strengths for the Hertfordshire LEP (Herts LEP).
Local Authorities
GVA per annum
Innovate UK sectoral strengths

These over-arching sector indicators are taken from the groupings used in our publication, Mapping England’s Innovation Activity.

These indicators are compiled using a fusion of quantitative and expert-driven data, that makes it possible to compare place-based innovation activity in the manner displayed to the right.

For more information, please refer to Mapping England’s Innovation Activity, available to download from our library.


Emerging and Enabling Technologies28%
Health and Life Sciences31%
Manufacturing and Materials23%

Hub framework innovation strengths

The indicators below are compiled from the Hub’s data framework, which measures innovation involves using a range of indicators to capture the series of inputs (e.g. funding and human capital) and outputs (e.g. knowledge outputs from research, innovative products, services, and processes) that encompass the innovation process, and the interactions between them.

We have then identified the key sectoral strengths from these indicators and displayed them below. Key sectoral strengths in innovative can be identified across research, business, and research-business collaboration in the table below. Sectoral strengths that occur across these categories are positioned next to one another:

Framework indicators Innovation in Research/HEIs Innovation in business/industry Research and business
interaction in innovation
Sectoral strengths
Computer Science Computer Science
Digital Digital Technologies
Biosciences Biosciences
Sustainability Sustainability
Medicine &
Health & Care
Medicine & Dentistry
Health and Social Work
Space &
related technology
Satellites Space
Vetinary science &
subjects related to
Veterinary Science + Agriculture
& related subjects
Wholesale retail &
motor trades
Wholesale retail & motor
Built Environment Built Environment
Professional scientific &
technical activities
Professional scientific &
technical activities


You can access and download the the full dataset for all LEPs analysed so far via our Library.

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