Greater investment in research and development across the economy, strengthening the skills base to better engage with the digital revolution, and improving ambitious firms’ access to growth finance is key to enhancing science and innovation in the D2N2 area.
We are home to globally significant aerospace, automotive, and rail manufacturer’s around Derby including Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier We have the third-largest life sciences cluster in the UK and our Digital tech cluster focused around Nottingham’s ‘Creative Quarter’ has seen 36% growth between 2012 and 2018.
This strong science and innovation ecosystem is underpinned by D2N2’s three world-leading universities (Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and Derby), six science parks and fifteen innovation centres/ incubators. Research strengths supporting our green recovery include Bio and Environmental Sciences, Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
As we drive activities to support our D2N2 Recovery and Growth Strategy – our key strategic document up to 2030 – we want an economy led by science, technology and innovation that creates opportunities for all.