Innovation Investment Programme

Our Investment Programme for Place-Based Innovation works with place leaders in innovation locations, hubs, cities, and clusters to create investable propositions for global investors and companies. 

The programme adds value in focused sectors – smart cities and mobility – through portfolio development, innovation location partnerships, capacity building around investment propositions and using FDI (foreign direct investment) to maximise projects and programmes.  

Linked to global places desire to drive regional growth (in the UK called ‘Levelling-up’), the investment programme convenes stakeholders across government, business, and academia to align investment for strategic regional development. 

Case Study: Freeports 

Freeports have the potential to be powerful engines of regional growth, through attracting foreign direct investment and stimulating innovation and collaboration. We are committed to maximising the regional and national impact of Innovation Places at the heart of Freeports.  

As a neutral convener we bring disparate stakeholders together, delivering solutions to validated challenges. We maximise the potential for innovators, stimulating investment and connecting supply with demand. We work across the full technology and business lifecycle, from strategic planning and technology road mapping to trials and establishing investment cases. 

Read our Freeport Playbook – an opportunity to create sustainable industries, stimulate innovation and deliver impact.

Watch the launch of our Smart Ports use-cases which have been developed in collaboration with Royal HaskoningDHV and five leading UK ports. 

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