Exciting university initiatives to boost our economy

Date posted: September 27, 2020
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Boosting our region’s infrastructure, creating jobs and generating investment are at the heart of some of our universities’ initiatives, with exciting new plans and developments underway. These include a new advanced manufacturing centre in Derby – supported by the University of Derby – which is expected to create 70 jobs.

Meanwhile, work continues on the £9 million Cyber Quarter – Midlands Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford. The new building is a joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council, part-funded by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Cyber security centre hits a new high with topping out milestone for the University of Wolverhampton

University of Derby backing city plans for new advanced manufacturing centre


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