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New £7.4 million centre to boost productivity opens in Norwich

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Productivity East, a new centre for engineering, technology and management focused on boosting productivity and tackling manufacturing challenges has been launched at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Students, academics and businesses will work together at the new £7.4 million centre to find innovative ways to support the region’s manufacturing and techn sectors with practical solutions and help on innovations. Facilities include a CAD studio, robotics laboratory alongside the latest 3D printers, CNC lathes and milling machines.

Chris Starkie, chief executive of New Anglia LEP, said: “Our manufacturing sector is worth £5.2bn and underpins productivity and innovation in other areas, so this facility is an investment in a vital part of our economy and will enable us to grow and compete nationally and internationally.” The new facility received £4.5m in funding from New Anglia LEP’s growth deal with government and wasdevised with New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. It will also offer a continuing professional development programme to address skills gaps.

Tech East’s chief operating officer Tim Robinson added: “The opening of this new facility represents a really exciting time for Tech East and our community. The state-of-the-art equipment and links to the School of Computing Sciences at UEA represent a major step forward in advancing technology and technology related companies in the region.”

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 November 2021 08:24 )