In addition, the creation of the Business Innovation Fund has allowed SMEs to undertake R&D activities leading to new products, processes and services.
We’re exploring the potential of 5G to revolutionise the way we live, work and move around the region.
Super-fast and ultra-reliable 5G could hold the key to a better, more sustainable future.
We are developing a Future Transport Zone which uses smart transport and technology to better manage our network and trial new, easier ways to travel around our region.
The strategic nature of digital connectivity in supporting the economy is as critical to all sectors as for example the public transport network.
By improving broadband and addressing digital exclusion we are building regional resilience and laying the foundations for a local data-enabled net zero economy, increasing inward investment and economic growth.
Digitisation should have a positive impact. If we address the true environmental cost of going digital, minimise barriers to innovation and harness the benefits of technology we can create a sustainable, inclusive future.