New Industrial Strategy to boost NI earning power and innovation

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The UK government has published its Industrial Strategy for the whole of the UK with a plan to grow local economies and build on NI’s exceptional strengths.

The White Paper outlines a plan to drive growth across the whole of the UK, build on the strengths of places, boost skills, improve productivity, boost people’s earning power and upgrade infrastructure.

The Strategy outlines a number of the Challenge areas set to receive significant Government funding and includes:

  • energy revolution – Northern Ireland currently has significant research capability and expertise within its universities and colleges. Ulster University’s Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST) and The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) at Queen’s University are prime examples of industry-led sustainable energy research centres that could benefit.