Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Leeds City Region LEP (Leeds CR)

The following analyses seek to profile sectoral strengths for the Leeds City Region LEP (Leeds CR).
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 Technologies45%
Health and Life Sciences53%
Manufacturing and Materials43%

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
Energy and
Energy storage
Resource Efficiency
Electronics, photonics & electrical
Healthcare &
Subjects allied to medicine
Health & Care
Medicine & Dentistry
Subjects allied to medicine
Life sciences & healthcare
Medical technology
Health & social work
Engineering Engineering & technology Civil engineering
Advanced Materials  Advanced Materials Advanced Materials
Macromolecular chemistry
Transport & Urban Living Transport
Urban Living
Wholesale retail & motor trades
Mathematical & physical sciences Mathematical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Biosciences Biosciences
Computer Science & ICT Computer Science
Textiles Textile & paper machines


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

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