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Dorset LEP Innovation Strategy - request for quotes
Dorset LEP is a business-led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity. Acting as a strategic gateway to funding, DLEP supports and delivers projects of long-term economic benefit for all in Dorset through cross-sector partnership.
Dorset LEP's vision is that, “by 2033 Dorset will be one of Britain’s Core City-Regions and the most sustainable of these”.
Dorset LEP has secured £234 million of investment into Dorset to date to deliver its objectives, which will leverage a further £254.3 million of private investment. In addition, the DLEP directs £79.4 million of European Structural Investment Funds.
Dorset LEP is now developing its approach to delivering the Government’s “Industrial Strategy, Building a Britain fit for the future”, which includes preparing to co-produce a Local Industrial Strategy with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. As part of this process, DLEP is seeking to commission an Innovation Strategy, aligned to the Industrial Strategy that will set out the actions for Dorset to drive up its productivity through increased innovation activity and performance.
The research objectives will allow the DLEP to assess the innovation landscape in Dorset and determine where the most effective interventions can be made in order to increase innovation across the county.
The indicative budget for the work is £25,000 (exclusive of VAT). The deadline for submissions is 3 September 2018 – 12:00 (pm)