Local Enterprise Partnership Area (LEP)

Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP

The following analyses seek to profile sectoral strengths for the Heart of the South West (HotSW) 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 Technologies23%
Health and Life Sciences32%
Manufacturing and Materials14%

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
Innovation in
Research and business
interaction in innovation
Sectoral strengths
Healthcare Health & care
Regenerative Medicine
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Medical Technology
Health & Social Work
Energy Resource Efficiency
Energy Storage
Physical Sciences
Thermal Processes & Apparatus
Other Science & Technology
Digital Economy Digital Economy
Agri-Science Agriculture & Food
Veterinary Science &


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

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