As part of the £32 million ESRC-funded Productivity Institute, eight Regional Productivity Forums have been launched across the UK. Each will inform and shape the development and implementation of the Institute’s research agenda and practical business interventions.
The majority of the Institute’s research activities and outputs will be developed in collaboration, and in some instances through co-production, with business and policy users.
The Bennett Institute is leading one of the research hubs and overseeing the set up and running of the Regional Forum for East Anglia. It includes representatives from the area’s key sectors including agriculture, life sciences and the energy industry, as well as from the public sector and academia.
The eight Forums will report into each other and the Productivity Institute to better understand and address their regional issues of productivity and improve the UK’s overall performance.