“We advertised a competitive tender for our ‘Stimulating Innovation’ and ‘ICT Engagement’ projects and selected Milner Strategic Marketing as we felt it was the best company to meet our needs. Milner carried out a detailed audit of regional performance in the ICT sector, focusing on innovation. It created a detailed map showing the relationships between the clusters, universities and supporting institutions and looked at New Anglia LEP’s performance in gaining grant funding for innovation. It used this evidence to develop economic strategies to create jobs, increase productivity and increase regional GDP. This formed a comprehensive report about innovation performance and how best to take advantage of the region’s strengths.
The project involved multiple stakeholder groups and Milner kept each of them involved and engaged throughout the project, taking on feedback and incorporating it into the work packages. We were very pleased with the final report and the outcome of the project. It led to the creation of TechEast – a new industry led body that aims to drive the growth of the region’s emerging digital cluster”
Economic Development Manager (ICT Sector), Suffolk County Council
The report on ‘Stimulating Innovation in the New Anglia ICT Sector’ is available here.
Suffolk County Council is the administrative authority for the county of Suffolk, England.< Back