The aims of the Digital Sector Strategy are to:
- Significantly increase the contribution of the technology sector to the region's GVA
- Stimulate faster growth in other sectors through early and easy adoption of cutting-edge technology
- Ensure that the benefits of technology-based business growth is spread beyond the Greater Cambridge cluster and across the region
- Support the overarching aim of the Combined Authority in making Cambridgeshire & Peterborough a leading place in the world to live, learn and work
It builds on the strong foundations that already exist in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, and our recommendations aim to further enhance this region as the global centre of cutting-edge and inclusive technology innovation. We will create and adopt the technologies of tomorrow, offer businesses exceptional talent at all levels and provide a highly networked ecosystem that has global impact, helping to establish the region covered by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) as the preferred base for firms from across the world.
The Digital Sector Strategy represents a unique evidence base founded in primary research and secondary data, and extensive consultation with experts. It has been written by CW (Cambridge Wireless) and Anglia Ruskin University along with the help and support of a large number of people who have freely given up their time. We are especially grateful to the members of the steering Commission (details below), chaired by David Cleevely, who guided our work throughout; to the Centre for Business Research who provided essential underpinning data, and, of course, to the hard-working strategy team.
Content from this document has already been adopted into the new Local Industrial Strategy, and recommendations are starting to be progressed.