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Universities of Staffordshire and Keele focus on economic prosperity

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A new Innovation Council developed by the Universities of Keele and Staffordshire is set to provide a major economic boost to the region.

The pair of institutions have agreed to work in partnership to drive growth in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

Working with the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Local Enterprise Partnership, the development of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Innovation Council should help encourage business thinking and ideas generation.

It’s focused on driving growth by realising the potential in innovation-driven projects and other visions that may require assistance to get off the ground.

In the main, membership for the council will come from the private sector, so plenty of insight should be available from those who have previously tasted economic success.

The council is due to meet later in the year and LEP board member Jonathan Dale hopes it will take “innovation and enterprise to a whole new level” in the region.

“Having two universities with world-class expertise and facilities working together will provide a real opportunity to drive research and development and boost growth,” he said.

He added that it would help positon Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire “at the forefront of innovation for the thriving economy of the future.

As part of the agreement, efforts will be made to encourage collaboration around student, social and graduate enterprises, designed to boost learning opportunities and the development of ideas.

It is also hoped that it will help to create new learning and growth spaces for companies who will then be able to draw on expertise from the region.

Both universities have particular areas of expertise and there is a focus on this to ensure that the potential of any economic idea or vision is realised. 

This was a feature of the Stoke-on-Tent and Staffordshire LEP Strategic Economic Plan which aims to ensure the region benefits from the resources it has available.

In the cases of the two universities, they represent a huge graduate talent pool that can help to promote growth and prosperity.

Grad Plus has plenty of trainee jobs and other roles for anyone looking to get their careers kick-started

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