First Science and Innovation Audit for Cheshire East published
In autumn 2015 the UK government announced regional Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) to catalyse a new approach to regional economic development. SIAs enable local consortia to focus on analysing regional strengths and identify mechanisms to realise their potential. In Greater Manchester (GM) and Cheshire East (CE), a consortium was formed to focus on our strengths in health innovation, advanced materials, energy, digital and industrial biotechnology. This report presents the results which includes broad-ranging analysis of GM and CE’s capabilities, the challenges and the substantial opportunities for future economic growth.