As well as access to our own funding opportunities, businesses can also benefit from our international connections (including engagement with many UK trade posts globally), our growing innovation networks which are supported by central government and a number of R&D Catapults, and collaboration opportunities in our key sectors.
For example, we are already building a number of successful industry partnerships to pursue green hydrogen opportunities and we want to maximise local supply chain access in this and other key sectors.
Wider opportunities include working with us to engage sector-specific economic and market regulators on tackling barriers to innovative new technology applications and business models. Contact us to find out more about the Freeport Regulatory Engagement Network (FREN), which is supported by UK Government and a specific opportunity for freeports.
We also have high aspirations around supporting the green transition including green fuels, renewable energy and biodiversity, and ensuring innovation is at the heart of growing our local economy.
We are always open to new ideas on how we can partner with you or your business to create new opportunities, deploy innovation and create economic growth for our local region, the UK and our trading partners.