Government publishes Innovation South report

The Innovation South Science & Innovation Audit shines a bright light on the outstanding science and innovation activities that are particularly strong in the business, industries, universities and research institutions of the South of England.

It also recommends ways to build on the USP of Innovation South to drive the region’s high-value, high-tech regional success even further.

These audits were commissioned by the Government which recognises the importance of how different places across the UK face different challenges and opportunities, and that regional leadership and knowledge are key to the Government’s Industrial Strategy and good use of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The report also includes the following key points:

  • Innovation South is spearheading the UK’s digital economy with world-class capabilities in digital technologies including 5 G mobile, Cyber Security Big Data Analytics, Quantum and Photonics
  • These technologies are current and future wealth creators in many of the South’s key high-performing sectors of Advanced Engineering, Bioscience & Health, Connected Digital and Marine & Maritime
  • Innovation South is a global region and a UK national asset.

To read a  summary or the full versions of the Innovation South Science & Innovation Audit visit