Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Workshop – High Productivity Services, Manchester
Date & Time: Thursday 7th September 2017 at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: The Studio Manchester, The Hive, 51 Lever Road, Manchester, M1 1FN
The high-value data-driven service sector is critical to driving the UK’s growth, competitiveness, productivity and export earnings. We are global leaders in business services, advertising, finance, insurance, retail, design, law and others and the performance of these sectors gives a disproportionate impact on the UK economy.
These sectors face significant challenges on an international stage from new competitors. In order to maintain and extend its leading position, the UK needs to build the next generation of highly tailored services, building on the opportunities that increasing levels of data and new digital (and disruptive) technologies (such as AI, IoT and Distributed Ledger Technology) present. This will help businesses to understand and predict the needs of their clients and offer higher value service.
To achieve this, high-value added service industries will need to progress research, development and innovation; working with, for example, digital technology supply companies, data analysts, cyber security organisations, behavioural scientists and designers to help create new solutions and ensure the take up and deployment of better products and services.
These workshops form a vital part of the process to finalise a proposal on which funding decisions will be made in early autumn, alongside others dealing with challenges across the economy. Although funding is not guaranteed for the proposal, your input will help provide evidence to make the case. Read more
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