Empowering innovation in the north

Our ability to innovate – to develop new ideas and deploy them – is one of Britain’s historic strengths.

The North is a region of innovators, from advanced manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region to offshore renewable energy in the North East, there are research and institutional strengths across the North on which we can build.

Through our Industrial Strategy, we will ensure the UK is the best place for innovators, building on examples of international excellence in the North, including Alderley Park in East Cheshire, home to over 150 bioscience companies, and the £235 million Sir Henry Royce Institute for Materials Research and Innovation with hubs in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds.
Innovate UK offers support to businesses, including in the North, to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, accelerating innovation and driving business investment into Research and Development. Support is available to businesses across all economic sectors across the North.

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