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UEA launches new Productivity East centre
A new centre for engineering, technology and management focused on improving productivity and addressing current and future manufacturing challenges launches this month at the University of East Anglia.
Productivity East will be a facility for students, academics and businesses working together to find innovative ways to support the region’s manufacturing and technology sectors.
Chris Starkie, chief executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Our manufacturing sector is worth £5.2bn and underpins productivity and innovation in other areas, so this facility is an investment in a vital part of our economy and will enable us to grow and compete nationally and internationally.
“UEA is one of the region’s key delivery partners and this project, in the Priority Place area of Norwich, has been designed to improve productivity and innovation, with students, academics and businesses working together to discover practical solutions to current and future challenges.”
Productivity East was supported with £4.5m funding from New Anglia LEP’s Growth Deal and devised in conjunction with New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (NAAME).